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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 events does the author use the character of Nancy to shed light on?
(a) Critical events of the 1980s
(b) Critical events of the 1970s
(c) Critical events of the 21st century
(d) Critical events of the 1990s

2. What kind of wife does Charlie tell Nancy she is?
(a) A resentful wife
(b) A happy wife
(c) A cunning wife
(d) A good wife

3. How does Charlie feel about the sound that interrupts the couple?
(a) Charlie is overwhelmed
(b) Charlie thinks there will be a crash
(c) Charlie thinks the sound is delightful
(d) Charlie lets Nancy make the decision

4. Where does the setting open in Act 1?
(a) A swimming pool
(b) East Hamptons
(c) The desert
(d) The beach

5. How did women feel as a result of having time outside of the home?
(a) Excitement
(b) Liberation
(c) Confusion
(d) Rebellion

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Nancy suspect Charlie of infidelity?

2. What is Charlie's ideal life?

3. Is Charlie's intention to be hurtful towards his wife?

4. What does Charlie ask his wife to find in order to defend themselves against the creatures?

5. Describe Nancy's state of mind when the lizards reappear.

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the lizards reveal themselves to Charlie and Nancy?

2. Describe the act of shaking hands between the lizards and the humans.

3. What does the conversation of procreation and child-rearing lead to?

4. Explain how the lizards agree to stay on land and not return to the sea?

5. How does Charlie try to defend himself and his wife against the sea creatures?

6. What does Sarah reveal to Nancy about her eggs?

7. How does Charlie react to Nancy's demonstration of submission to the lizards?

8. What do Nancy and Charlie each think of the approaching lizards?

9. Why does the conversation of exclusivity threaten to create a problem?

10. What is so incredulous, according to Leslie and Sarah, about human reproduction?

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