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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With whom does Frank remember first having lunch?
(a) His wife, before they were married.
(b) His father, Earl Wheeler.
(c) Mr. Pollack, his father's friend.
(d) Earl Wheeler's boss, Oat Fields.

2. Why does Earl come home crestfallen?
(a) He had been fired.
(b) His boss is disappointed with his work.
(c) The big promotion that he expected in New York has been shot down by a higher authority and he will remain on various field assignments until his retirement.
(d) He will have to move to New York.

3. What does Helen recall about April?
(a) How nervous she seemed about inviting John for a visit.
(b) How difficult it was talking to her about her son.
(c) How eager she seemed to discuss John's mental illness.
(d) How open and inviting she had been regarding Helen's son's visit.

4. How does Frank try to change the subject?
(a) He launches into a passionate speech about how much his wife annoys him.
(b) He launches into a passionate discussion about his childhood.
(c) He launches into a passionate speech about the shallowness of people who come to the suburbs.
(d) He launches into a passionate speech about health care reform and problems with the social security system.

5. Why is Frank worried?
(a) One of April's friends might see them.
(b) He will not get all of his work done, due to his extended lunch break.
(c) His wife might find out.
(d) It might rain.

6. What do Frank and Maureen do after lunch?
(a) They go to Central Park.
(b) They head back to work.
(c) They stroll briefly.
(d) They have sex.

7. Where does Shep meet Milly?
(a) In high school.
(b) At college.
(c) In New York.
(d) In the Army.

8. What does Frank think of April's plan?
(a) Sweet but unrealistic.
(b) A great idea.
(c) A horrible idea.
(d) Wonderful.

9. With what does Shep want nothing to do?
(a) The military.
(b) His friends in New York City.
(c) The manners or mores of the upper class.
(d) His family.

10. How do the others react to Franks long-winded speech?
(a) They argue with him about his views.
(b) They tell him they do not care what he has to say.
(c) They become angry.
(d) They sit quietly, indifferently.

11. About what is the audience disgruntled?
(a) The poor lighting.
(b) The length of the performance.
(c) The heat.
(d) The bad performance.

12. What scheduling snafu takes place?
(a) They have no plans for the evening.
(b) They will have to leave for France later.
(c) They book an evening with both the Campbells and the Givings.
(d) They are booked for one night with the Campbells and another night with the Givings.

13. For what do Frank and April thank each other?
(a) They are not like their neighbors.
(b) The respect they now feel.
(c) The decision to move to Paris.
(d) The love they feel for each other.

14. How does Frank feel about April as he makes his way backstage after the curtain comes down?
(a) He desires her.
(b) Annoyed by her.
(c) Shy and nervous.
(d) Worried.

15. What has Helen's son's psychiatrist approved?
(a) Him to go on a short vacation.
(b) Him to move in with his parents.
(c) Him to visit his parents' home.
(d) Him to socialize outside the Givings' home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Frank get a cab for himself and Maureen to take to a favorite restaurant?

2. Where was Helen formerly a stenographer?

3. How is Frank at the office?

4. What does Frank admit to himself, through the haze of his hangover?

5. What happens as Frank rides the elevator to the fifteenth floor?

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