Proof Test | Final Test - Easy

David Auburn
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Robert opposed to having for dinner?
(a) Pasta.
(b) Burgers.
(c) Salad.
(d) Steak.

2. What is Catherine's explanation as to why she wrote the proof?
(a) She was so excited about math and life that the ideas could not be stopped.
(b) She was jealous of Robert and vowed that she could come up with something better.
(c) She was depressed because she had to quit school and move home, and decided she could learn the math herself.
(d) She does not claim to have written the proof.

3. Why does Claire give the object to Hal?
(a) She thinks someone needs to find out what is in it.
(b) She wants to sabotage Catherine.
(c) She is hiding the object from Robert.
(d) She is trying to win his love.

4. What else did Hal find in the drawer?
(a) Ten more notebooks full of ideas.
(b) Catherine's diary.
(c) Important legal documents.
(d) Nothing, just the notebook.

5. What was Robert secretly terrified of, in regards to his career?
(a) He was afraid that Catherine would get credit for his ideas.
(b) He was afraid that Hal would rise up and steal his glory.
(c) He was afraid that he would never get a break from work.
(d) He was afraid that he would never work again.

6. In whose notebook is the proof written?
(a) In Catherine's notebook.
(b) In Hal's notebook.
(c) In Robert's notebook.
(d) In Claire's notebook.

7. What does Catherine request for dinner?
(a) Steak, cheap beer, and potatoes.
(b) Soup, bread, and irish coffee.
(c) Salad, margaritas, and cake.
(d) Chicken, fine wine, and celery.

8. What does Robert say is finally working again?
(a) The machinery, or, his mathematical genius.
(b) His eyes, which have been bothering him.
(c) His television.
(d) The radiators.

9. What is the time period in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Four minutes after the events in Act 1.
(b) The same time period as the events in Act 1.
(c) Four years after the events in Act 1.
(d) Four years earlier than the events in Act 1.

10. Why is Hal huffy when Claire guesses why he has come to the house?
(a) He has come exclusively to see Catherine, and does not care about the notebook at all.
(b) He hates Claire and never wants her to speak to him again.
(c) He dislikes Catherine and does not want Claire to speak of her.
(d) He wants to see Catherine, but feels it is his professional duty to collect the notebook.

11. When does Act 2, Scene 4 take place?
(a) Three and a half years earlier than Act 2, Scene 3.
(b) Immediately after Act 2, Scene 3.
(c) Three and a half years later than Act 2, Scene 3.
(d) Immediately before Act 2, Scene 3.

12. When does the first scene on Act 2 take place?
(a) It takes place at the same time as Act 1
(b) It takes place five years after Act 1
(c) It takes place an instant after the end of Act 1
(d) It takes place five years before Act 1

13. Robert says he is satisfied with Claire, but he is _______ of/with/to Catherine?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Terrified.
(c) Angry.
(d) Proud.

14. What has Catherine missed to come back to the house?
(a) She has missed her favorite television program.
(b) She has missed a date.
(c) She has missed a shift at work.
(d) She has missed a class.

15. What does Claire think about Hal's suggestion to check the proof?
(a) Claire thinks his suggestion is excellent--no one will be able to validate the authoship better than Robert.
(b) Claire thinks his suggestions is terrible--how could Catherine possibly recite the proof from memory?
(c) Claire thinks his suggestion is terrible--she does not have time to go to trial.
(d) Claire thinks his suggestion is excellent--who better to check the proof than mathematicians who knew Robert?

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hal think has written the proof?

2. What does Claire ask Hal to do before he leaves?

3. Where does Robert joke that Chicago beer comes from?

4. What is the lighting cue at the end of the scene?

5. Where is Robert sitting?

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