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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What position are Nancy and Charlie in when Act 2 opens?
(a) Submissive positions
(b) Ideal positions
(c) Playful positions
(d) They have left the beach
2. Where does Charlie tell the lizards that man has evolved from?
(a) Creatures of the sea
(b) Creatures in the jungle
(c) Creatures in the desert
(d) Creatures in Africa
3. What does the author touch on that is a critical event of the 1970's?
(a) Western liberal democracy
(b) New family dynamics
(c) The new deal
(d) The space age
4. What are lizards absolutely amazed to learn about humans and child rearing?
(a) That human offspring are so needy
(b) That humans interact with their offspring
(c) That humans keep their offspring for years
(d) That offspring look like their parents
5. What person/place/thing does Charlie compare Leslie to?
(a) A fish
(b) A turtle
(c) An ape
(d) A dolphin
6. What does Charlie try to explain as the lizards are frightened by the overhead noise?
(a) The concept of machines
(b) The concept of aeronautics
(c) The concept of flight
(d) The concept of gravity
7. What does Nancy explain to Sarah as she looks up to the sky?
(a) The concept of flight
(b) The concept of precipitation
(c) The concept of the moon
(d) The concept of a cloud
8. What theme is even stronger in Act 2 than in Act 1?
(b) Child rearing
9. Why did Leslie choose Sarah as a partner?
(a) She was the prettiest lizard
(b) She was the fastest lizard
(c) She was the longest lizard
(d) She was the strongest lizard
10. What does the author want the audience to play the least attention to?
(a) Issues of business and law
(b) Issues of domesticity and child-rearing
(c) Issues of friendship
(d) Issues of lesser consequence
11. How do the lizards feel about their unrest?
(a) They are eager to start over
(b) They are happy and joyful
(c) They know they don't like the sea
(d) They know something has changed
12. What prize did Edward Albee win for the play, Seascape?
(a) The Newberry
(b) The Man Book Prize
(c) The PEN Award
(d) The Pulitzer
13. What does Nancy want so desperately that she will entertain a friendship from another species?
14. What does that author want the audience to pay the most attention to?
(a) Important reproductive issues
(b) Important biological issues
(c) Important domestic issues
(d) Important social issues
15. What does Charlie bring up as the lizards explain about their feelings for leaving the sea?
(a) Einstein's theory of relativity
(b) The biography of Charles Darwin
(c) The theory of evolution
(d) The theory of progress
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Charlie feel after he understands that the lizards do not understand him and his discussion on change?
2. What has happened to most of the eggs that Leslie and Sarah have produced?
3. How does Charlie feel as the lizards approach?
4. How does Nancy feel as the lizards approach?
5. Where does Sarah want to go after Charlie has upset her?
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