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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. While Beneatha listens to Mr. Lindner, she:
(a) Taps her feet
(b) Chews gum
(c) Fidgets
(d) Tosses fruit

2. Why is Beneatha unhappy?
(a) Because the insurance money is gone
(b) Because she'll never visit Nigeria
(c) Because she'll never become a doctor
(d) Because they can't move into the new house

3. What is Walter Lee looking for when he searches the apartment?
(a) His paycheck
(b) A betting guide
(c) His father's pistol
(d) Karl Lindner's card

4. Walter Lee is so happy that he:
(a) Jumps on the table
(b) Dances with Ruth
(c) Blows a horn
(d) Snaps his fingers

5. What is different about the apartment?
(a) Suitcases are being filled
(b) Packing boxes fill the room
(c) The rugs are rolled up
(d) Furniture is rearranged

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Walter Lee want Beneatha to marry?

2. Where did Walter Lee put the money?

3. What does Mama ask Beneatha and Ruth to do?

4. Where does Karl Lindner live?

5. What, according to Mama, happened to Walter Lee in this scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. Ruth tells Beneatha she went out with Walter Lee the night before. Why is that special?

2. What does Joseph Asagai tell Beneatha he wants to do with his life?

3. Instead of going to his job for several days, Walter Lee spent the time driving away from the city. Why did he do this and where did he go?

4. How does Walter Lee find out that Mama's money is gone?

5. Why does Mama insist on Travis staying while Walter Lee talks to Karl Lindner?

6. Mama explains to Mrs. Johnson that Walter Lee is busy resting. What conclusion does Mrs. Johnson jump to on hearing that?

7. Who is the first family member to be suspicious of Mr. Lindner's real intent?

8. Ruth wants to take a hot bath at the new house. Explain why that is a luxury for her.

9. Before this scene we hadn't realized the scope of Walter Lee's dreams. What are they?

10. Beneatha says that there's nothing left of Walter Lee to love now. How does Mama respond?

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