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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 is Ponza's apartment overlooking?
(a) The orchard.
(b) The graveyard.
(c) The firefield.
(d) The church.
2. Who arrives unexpectedly in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Signora Zici.
(b) Signora Ponza.
(c) Signora Frola.
(d) Signora Mancini.
3. Where is Ponza's apartment where he lives?
(a) The edge of town.
(b) The center of town.
(c) The next town away.
(d) The castle.
4. What did Ponza say upon answering the door to Amalia?
(b) Leave us.
(c) I love you.
5. Which character asks Signora Frola if she climbs all the stairs twice a day in Act 1 Scene 4?
Short Answer Questions
1. How old is Dina?
2. What does Amalia say her husband claims Ponza is lacking in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. Why does Amelia think that Ponza put his mother-in-law up in town?
4. Who does Signora Frola say was taken to a sanitarium in Act 1, Scene 6?
5. What did Ponza say about his mother-in-law, according to Amalia, in Act 1, Scene 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Amalia suggest about the daughter and the mother-in-law in Act 1, Scene 1? How does Laudisi reply?
2. What is Ponza's story of the situation in Act 1, Scene 5? What does Signora Frola believe in his story?
3. What does Laudisi suggest about the mother-in-law and Ponza in Act 1, Scene 1? How do the women respond?
4. What does Sirelli tell his wife about Amalia in Act 1, Scene 2? How does he feel about the gossip?
5. What does Laudisi do alone in the room after the others have left in Act 2?
6. What do Amalia and Dina say regarding Ponza and his mother-in-law's relationship in Act 1, Scene 1?
7. What does Signora Sirelli say that she always is? How does Laudisi respond to her argument?
8. What is Laudisi's take on proof by documentation?
9. What is the reaction the townspeople have to Laudisi in Act 1, Scene 2? How do they act on this?
10. What does Laudisi say the townspeople are doing to themselves in Act 1, Scene 2? What is his ongoing point throughout the play, as he says it in this scene?
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