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. How far behind in school is Catherine, according to Robert?
(a) At least two months.
(b) At least two years.
(c) At least a year.
(d) At least a month.

2. What is the lighting cue at the end of the scene?
(a) Lights to full.
(b) Lights to half.
(c) Blackout.
(d) Fade.

3. When Claire asks Catherine to recite the proof, how does Catherine reply?
(a) "I'll recite it, but only to Hal."
(b) "Okay, fine. Here goes."
(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. Does Hal go with them to dinner?
(a) Yes, but he is uncomfortable and leaves before dinner arrives.
(b) No, he can't, he has plans.
(c) No, he needs to take his thesis back and work on it.
(d) Yes, they have a lovely time.

5. Who does Hal encounter when he comes back to the house?
(a) Robert.
(b) Claire.
(c) Catherine.
(d) Mitch.

6. Why has Catherine come to the house?
(a) No one picked up the phone when she called, and she got worried.
(b) She missed home and wanted to visit.
(c) She and Robert had planned to have dinner.
(d) She just happened to be driving by.

7. 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.

8. At the end of the scene what doesn't Robert want Catherine to do?
(a) He does not want her to leave.
(b) He does not want her to go inside.
(c) He does not want her to go on a walk.
(d) He does not want her to stay.

9. Where does Catherine reveal she is going to school?
(a) Northwestern.
(b) The University of San Diego.
(c) The University of Chicago.
(d) New York University.

10. Why was Catherine's drawer locked?
(a) The drawer contains Robert's greatest works.
(b) The drawer is full of important legal documents.
(c) The drawer is a place where she keeps private things.
(d) The key to the drawer has long been lost.

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

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

13. 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 suggestion is excellent--who better to check the proof than mathematicians who knew Robert?
(c) Claire thinks his suggestion is terrible--she does not have time to go to trial.
(d) Claire thinks his suggestions is terrible--how could Catherine possibly recite the proof from memory?

14. What does Robert begin to write at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) He begins to write the proof that Hal discovers.
(b) He begins to write his last will and testament.
(c) He begins to write the journal entry that Hal tries to give to Catherine.
(d) He begins to write his edits for Hal's thesis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert insist on, though it is freezing cold outside?

2. In whose notebook is the proof written?

3. What is the time period in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. Why does Claire trust Hal with the object?

5. What is the stage direction for Catherine reading the proof?

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