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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 types of creatures does the beach location allude that humans evolved from?
(b) Sand creatures
(d) Sea creatures
2. What word best describes Charlie and Nancy's ability to bridge the communication gap?
3. What does Charlie call the whole scene?
(a) A certain hell
(b) A fantasy
(d) A dream
4. What kind of relationship do Charlie and Nancy have?
(a) They are married
(b) They are brother and sister
(c) They are friends
(d) They are dating
5. What does Nancy's sarcastic validation of Charlie's merits as a good husband and father lead to?
(a) A sexual escapade
(b) A dip in the water
(c) An argument
(d) A long walk on the beach
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nancy not understand about Charlie's retirement plan?
2. Where does Charlie want to retire?
3. What do the jets overhead help to identify?
4. Is the tension created in her marriage enough to silence Nancy?
5. What events does the author use the character of Nancy to shed light on?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Charlie react to Nancy's demonstration of submission to the lizards?
2. How do Charlie and Nancy initially react to the presence of the lizards?
3. How do Sarah and Charlie react to the exposure of Nancy's breasts?
4. What happens just as Nancy mentions the need to write postcards to the family?
5. How do the lizards reveal themselves to Charlie and Nancy?
6. After the biological information about procreation and child-rearing is explained, what concept does Nancy tell the lizards about that the lizards do not understand?
7. As a jet flies overhead and distracts the couple, what does Nancy steer the conversation back to and remind Charlie of?
8. How does Leslie describe his pairing with Sarah?
9. What topic does the breast exposure lead to?
10. Where would Charlie like to spend his retirement?
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