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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why has Catherine waited so long to inform Robert of her plans?
(a) She was on the waiting list at the school, and was not certain she would be accepted.
(b) Until recently, she had no desire to return to school, thinking it dull and predictable.
(c) Until recently, she was not sure if he was truly better, and worried she may need to stay with him.
(d) She knew he would be incredibly angry, and wanted to give him as little choice as possible in the matter.

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

3. What is the stage direction for Catherine reading the proof?
(a) Quickly and angrily.
(b) Quietly, in disbelief.
(c) Vivaciously, with excitement.
(d) Slowly, without inflection.

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

5. Why can't Robert concentrate in the house?
(a) The heat is not working and the house is too cold.
(b) The electricity is off and the house is too dark.
(c) The radiators are clanking and the house is too hot.
(d) The house is too bright and giving him a headache.

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

7. 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.

8. What are the subjects of the proof?
(a) Warm months, cold months, and students in bookstores.
(b) Atomic subatomic forces.
(c) The speed of light.
(d) The inverse relationships between love and hate.

9. Does Hal think he took advantage of Catherine by sleeping with her?
(a) No, he insists they both wanted it.
(b) Yes, but he feels guiltless because Catherine led him on.
(c) Yes, he is wracked with guilt and wants to turn himself in.
(d) No, he feels guiltless because Catherine is a shamless hussy.

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

11. Does Hal think he can help Catherine?
(a) No, he thinks only Robert can help Catherine now.
(b) Yes, he thinks she is tough and should have a say in whether she stays or goes.
(c) Yes, he thinks he will take care of her when she moves in with him.
(d) No, he thinks she is completely fragile and Clare should take care of her.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Catherine's drawer locked?

2. How much of Robert's ability does Claire think she has inherited?

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

4. What does Catherine ask Robert to do, after he shows her his latest ideas in the notebook?

5. Why is Hal huffy when Claire guesses why he has come to the house?

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