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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. About how old is Walter Lee Younger?
(a) 35
(b) 50
(c) 45
(d) 25

2. When will the family move?
(a) In ten days
(b) In two weeks
(c) The first of the month
(d) Next week

3. Ruth is joyful. She shouts goodbye to:
(a) Nosey neighbors
(b) Walls and roaches
(c) Dirty laundry
(d) Ironing boards

4. What does Walter Lee say when Ruth says she's considering an abortion?
(a) It's a good idea
(b) Let's talk about it
(c) You can't do that
(d) He says nothing

5. Who is acting as head of the Younger family?
(a) Travis
(b) Mama
(c) Walter Lee
(d) Ruth

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Beneatha expect to get her tuition from?

2. In the paper, Walter Lee reads about:

3. What method does Beneatha suggest for getting rid of the cockroaches?

4. What is in the letter they are expecting?

5. What does Ruth think of Willie?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Walter Lee do when he sees Beneatha in her Nigerian costume?

3. What is Ruth referring to when she talks to George about "them bombs and things they keep setting off?"

4. Why is Beneatha reluctant to let a visitor come over to the apartment on this morning?

5. Ruth scolds Walter Lee for keeping Travis up the night before. How did Walter Lee do that?

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

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

8. Why does Beneatha have to wait to use the bathroom when she wakes up?

9. What function does Joseph Asagai provide in this play about an African-American family?

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

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