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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. How long does Signora Frola say her daughter has been married to Ponza?
(a) Nine years.
(b) One year.
(c) Two years.
(d) Seven years.
2. What does Laudisi suggest as a reason the mother-in-law and her daughter live apart?
(c) Incapatability of character.
3. What did Ponza stand there waiting for Amalia to do, according to them in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Come in.
(b) Get tea.
(c) Take a drive.
4. Who says, "We are talking now, if I understand the matter, of a mother who sees that her daughter neither can nor should stay tied to her as she was before--because now she has a life of her own?"
(c) Signora Frola.
5. What did Ponza say upon answering the door to Amalia?
(b) I love you.
(d) Leave us.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Amalia say her husband claims Ponza is lacking in Act 1, Scene 2?
2. Which character asks Signora Frola if she climbs all the stairs twice a day in Act 1 Scene 4?
3. Who says, "As a daughter, I don't claim my mother would climb ninety or a hundred stairs for me, but I wouldn't be satisfied with seeing her, without feeling her near me?"
4. What does Ponza say happened to Signora Frola's daughter?
5. Who says, "Excuse me, Signora, for wondering how it is... with your daughter here... after such a blow... that... it seems to me that survivors would need to stand together . . . ?"
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the reaction the townspeople have to Laudisi in Act 1, Scene 2? How do they act on this?
2. What does Laudisi say the townspeople are presented with in Act 2, Scene 1? How does Agazzi respond?
3. How does Signora Cini react to Laudisi's teasing in Act 2, Scene 3? What does he tell her is sure?
4. What are some of the sacrifices Ponza speaks of having endured because of the situation in Act 1, Scene 5?
5. How does Signora Frola explain her daughter's behavior in Act 1, Scene 4?
6. What is Laudisi's take on proof by documentation?
7. What does Sirelli suggest for determining the truth?
8. How does Signora Sirelli feel about the drama in Act 2, Scene 2? What does she remark on Laudisi?
9. Where did Centuri see the Prefect in Act 2, Scene 2? What does Agazzi say?
10. How does Signora Frola say she communicates with her daughter? How do they feel about this arrangement?
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