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

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

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

**4. 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 depressed because she had to quit school and move home, and decided she could learn the math herself. **(c)** She was jealous of Robert and vowed that she could come up with something better. **(d)** She does not claim to have written the proof.

**5. Why does Claire resent mathematicians?**
**(a)** She is a writer, and believes the arts are more important than sciences. **(b)** She is a physicist, and the resent between the two professions runs deep. **(c)** She is jealous of mathematicians' talent, and wishes she could be a mathematician herself. **(d)** She feels that mathematicians do not think their actions through.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What does Robert ask Catherine to do?

**2.** Does Hal think he took advantage of Catherine by sleeping with her?

**3.** How much of Robert's ability does Claire think Catherine has inherited?

**4.** When Claire asks Catherine to recite the proof, how does Catherine reply?

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

## Short Essay Questions

**1.** Does Claire believe that Catherine wrote the proof? Why or why not?

**2.** When did Catherine write the proof?

**3.** Describe why Claire allows Hal to take the notebook.

**4.** Where has Catherine come from to check on Robert?

**5.** How does Catherine react when Claire and Hal do not believe her?

**6.** Why has Robert decided to write on the porch?

**7.** Is Hal personally conflicted about taking the notebook?

**8.** Describe Robert's demeanor throughout the scene.

**9.** Why is Claire worried about Catherine?

**10.** Is Robert upset that Catherine plans to leave? Why or why not?

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