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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. Why do Nancy and Charlie lie on their backs?
(a) To prevent the lizards from attacking
(b) To surrender
(c) To hide
(d) Charlie hurt himself

2. How does Nancy react to Charlie's blasy attitude?
(a) Is compassionate to him
(b) Rants that life is short
(c) Tells him he must go back to work
(d) Asks for him to change

3. What had the women in the 1970s been doing with their time prior to the social movements?
(a) Looking for a husband
(b) Accounting
(c) Developing a career
(d) Mothering

4. What does Nancy and Charlie hope their act will communicate to the lizards as they approach?
(a) Peacefulness
(b) Defensiveness
(c) Submission
(d) Curiosity

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the best description of the twig that Nancy chose as defense?

2. What are Charlie and Nancy facing as they enter their new stage in life?

3. What is created in Charlie and Nancy's marriage as a result of miscommunication?

4. What attribute of Charlie is affected by lying on his back in submission?

5. How does Nancy feel about Charlie's blase attitude?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Charlie immediately blame the existence of the lizards on?

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

3. What happens when Leslie cannot concede complete loyalty to Sarah?

4. What happens just as Nancy mentions the need to write postcards to the family?

5. What does Charlie discuss with the lizards after they tell him why they left their home in the sea?

6. Where would Charlie like to spend his retirement?

7. Describe the opening setting of Act 1.

8. How does Leslie react to Charlie's question of Sarah?

9. What is amazing to Leslie and Sarah about human child-rearing?

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

(see the answer keys)

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