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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 long did Mama and Big Walter plan on living in their apartment when they moved in?
(a) Five years
(b) One year
(c) Two years
(d) Ten years

2. Walter Lee and George argue about:
(a) Their family vacations
(b) Beneatha's short haircut
(c) Their values and lifestyles
(d) Their choice of entertainment

3. What is revealed when Beneatha takes off her headdress?
(a) A bleached color
(b) Two long braids
(c) A short, natural haircut
(d) Many corn rows

4. What does Ruth do at the end of the scene?
(a) Sings a hymn
(b) Prays
(c) Makes Travis's bed
(d) She faints

5. What are Mama and Beneatha doing in the beginning of this scene?
(a) Paying bills
(b) Cleaning the house
(c) Washing dishes
(d) Baking bread

Short Answer Questions

1. Ruth tells Walter Lee she is sorry about:

2. What is Beneatha's main worry about Ruth's news?

3. What does Travis ask Mama?

4. Under the influence of alcohol, Walter Lee dramatically ridicules what?

5. According to Walter Lee, money is:

Short Essay Questions

1. Mama already has plans for the insurance money. What are they?

2. Why is it difficult for members of the Younger family to use the bathroom in the morning?

3. Why does Walter Lee get upset at Mama when she tells him about her plans for the insurance money?

4. What does Ruth urge Mama to do with the insurance money for Big Walter's death?

5. How does Beneatha differ from the other members of her family?

6. Why is Ruth so embarrassed by Walter Lee and Beneatha when George Murchison comes in?

7. Why do Ruth and Walter Lee react so strongly to the idea of moving to Clybourne Park?

8. How does Beneatha surprise George before they go out on their date?

9. What is Mama waiting for Walter Lee to do after she tells him about Ruth's pregnancy?

10. What conclusion do Ruth and Walter Lee come to about their marriage in this scene?

(see the answer keys)

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