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. Who or what interrupts Catherine and Robert's argument?
(a) Claire.
(b) Hal.
(c) Mitch.
(d) A phone call.

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

3. When Claire asks Catherine to recite the proof, how does Catherine reply?
(a) "Okay, fine. Here goes."
(b) "I'll recite it, but only to Hal."
(c) "I didn't memorize it. It's not a muffin recipe!"
(d) "I can't recite it, because I didn't write it."

4. What does Hal accidentally remind Robert when he says they will meet in a week, on the eleventh?
(a) Today is Hal's birthday.
(b) Today is Claire's birthday.
(c) Today is Catherine's birthday.
(d) Today is Robert's anniversary.

5. Why is Hal skeptical about Catherine's claim?
(a) He thinks Robert may have written the groundbreaking proof, then later explained it to Catherine.
(b) He has already written the proof, and wonders how she stole his idea.
(c) Robert told him all about the proof before his death.
(d) He thinks Catherine is just trying to impress him because they spend the night together.

6. What does Claire concede to Hal at the end of their conversation?
(a) She agrees to let him visit Catherine in Chicago.
(b) She agrees to let him call Catherine in Chicago.
(c) She agress to let him visit Catherine in New York.
(d) She agrees to let him call Catherine in New York.

7. Where will Catherine live while she is in school?
(a) New York.
(b) Evanston.
(c) At home.
(d) Chicago.

8. Why doesn't Claire believe Catherine about the proof?
(a) She wrote the proof herself.
(b) She thinks Catherine is emotionally unstable.
(c) She knows that Catherine is terrible at mathematics.
(d) She knows that Robert wrote the proof--he told her before his death.

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

10. What does Catherine say to Hal that causes him to leave abruptly, and without the notebook?
(a) She says that he killed Robert and she can prove it.
(b) She says that he barely finished his Ph.D., does research that does not matter, and played in an awful band.
(c) She says that she does not approve of his relationship with Claire.
(d) She says that she loves him and always has, and wants to marry him as soon as possible.

11. Why does Robert yell at Catherine?
(a) He wants her to read the proof aloud, and she does not want to.
(b) He wants her to go on a walk with him, but she will not.
(c) She insulted and upset him.
(d) He does not understand her mathematics, and gets upset.

12. What is the date in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) March 4th.
(b) June 4th.
(c) January 4th.
(d) September 4th.

13. Does Hal go with them to dinner?
(a) Yes, they have a lovely time.
(b) Yes, but he is uncomfortable and leaves before dinner arrives.
(c) No, he needs to take his thesis back and work on it.
(d) No, he can't, he has plans.

14. Why does Claire trust Hal with the object?
(a) She is in love with him and would believe anything he says.
(b) She has no idea.
(c) She cannot trust Robert with the object and Hal is the next best choice.
(d) She thinks he is an idiot, but not dishonest.

15. Whose handwriting does Claire think the proof is written in?
(a) Catherine's handwriting.
(b) Robert's handwriting.
(c) Her own handwriting.
(d) Hal' handwriting.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Robert sitting?

2. What does Robert compare his creativity to?

3. What is Catherine's explanation as to why she wrote the proof?

4. Why doesn't Catherine want Hal to take the notebook?

5. Who does Hal want to speak with upon his return to the house?

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