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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Hal's state of mind when he met Catherine four years ago?
(a) Angry; he's hoped to meet Robert alone.
(b) Nervous; he was dropping off his thesis for her father to check.
(c) Confused; he did not have any idea who she was.
(d) Happy; he'd specifically set up the meeting to talk to her.

2. Whose idea was it to have the band play at the house after the funeral?
(a) Robert's idea.
(b) Catherine's idea.
(c) Claire's idea.
(d) Hal's idea.

3. What is Catherine wearing at the top of the scene?
(a) A swimsuit.
(b) A dress.
(c) A robe.
(d) A blouse and jeans.

4. Where did Hal go to the mathematician conference?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) Toronto.
(c) Miami.
(d) New York.

5. Where does Catherine tell Claire to look for proof that Hal is real?
(a) In the closet.
(b) In the upstaris bedroom.
(c) In the sky.
(d) In the paper.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Claire think Hal is to Catherine?

2. Why is Hal able to put the notebooks in order?

3. What is Claire's finance's name?

4. Where did Catherine get the dress she wore to the funeral?

5. What did Catherine think of Hal the first time they met?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Claire so worried when Catherine cannot explain the police presence at the house the night before?

2. Why does Catherine demand to see Hal's backpack? Does she find anything?

3. Robert was a graphomaniac. What does that mean?

4. What has Hal found in the locked drawer, and why is it so important?

5. Does Hal think he will still have the next great mathematical revelation?

6. How does Hal describe the mathematicians at his conferences?

7. How is Claire's personality different from Catherine's?

8. Why does Hal think his papers get turned down for publication?

9. What is Hal's excuse for kissing Catherine?

10. Why is Hal's entrance at the end of the scene helpful for Catherine?

(see the answer keys)

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