Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is Max building as a door opens offstage at the start of this play's first scene in Act 1?
Max is building a house of cards as a door opens offstage at the start of this play during the first scene of the first act.
2. What does Max shout to the person who has opened the door at the start of the play?
Max shouts to the person who has opened the door that they should not slam the door, but the other person does not listen.
3. From where has Charlotte apparently returned when she enters the scene and is talking to Max?
Charlotte has apparently returned from Switzerland when she enters the scene and begins to talk to Max.
4. What does Max tell Charlotte when she asks him if something is wrong during the first scene?
Max tells Charlotte that he has found her passport in a drawer, which makes it seem as though she has not been in Switzerland.
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