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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 does Beneatha scornfully call Joseph?
(a) A martyr
(b) A madman
(c) A hypocrite
(d) A dreamer

2. Why does Mama want to put $3000 put in the bank?
(a) For Beneatha's school tuition
(b) For Walter's liquor business
(c) For Travis' future education
(d) For Ruth's hospital expenses

3. Mama warns the movers to be careful with what object?
(a) The radio
(b) A vase
(c) A table
(d) A chair

4. What has Ruth bought for the new house?
(a) Flower pots
(b) Pillows
(c) Curtains
(d) Welcome mat

5. Who are Mr. And Mrs. Arnold?
(a) Walter Lee's employers
(b) Ruth's pharmacists
(c) Mama's neighbors
(d) Mrs. Johnson's friends

Short Answer Questions

1. Walter Lee has been missing from work for:

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

3. Walter Lee grabs Bobo and:

4. What is different about the apartment?

5. Where does Karl Lindner live?

Short Essay Questions

1. Beneatha sarcastically asks George "Why read books---why go to school?" Give her answer.

2. In this scene, Walter Lee's mood has changed for the better from his depression earlier. How does he express his happier feelings?

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

4. Describe Walter Lee's body language as he approaches Karl Lindner to accept the man's offer.

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

6. After giving $3500 to the reatlors, Mama makes a brave decision by giving Walter Lee the rest of the insurance money. What is the significance of her action?

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

8. A new character, Mr. Karl Lindner, appears at the door. How is he greeted by the adult Youngers?

9. What does Beneatha want to do at the end of the play?

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

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