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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. Who is staying with Felicity at the cottage?
(a) Her daughter.
(b) Her son.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Her sister.

2. What does Beverly chastise Mark about?
(a) His housekeeping skills.
(b) His cool demeanor as he talks about Brian's condition.
(c) His refusal to have a cocktail with her.
(d) His treatment of her as she visits Brian.

3. How long has it been since Joe saw his wife and son?
(a) 2 months.
(b) 6 months.
(c) 12 weeks.
(d) 1 year.

4. What does Brian believe people are doing instead of living more authentic lives?
(a) Denying the facts that are presented to them.
(b) Moving through their lives in an automatic way.
(c) Trying methods to prolong the inevitable.
(d) Praying to a God he does not believe exists.

5. Which of the following is true about the way Agnes treats Felicity?
(a) She acts as if nothing is wrong.
(b) She treats her as if she is already dead.
(c) She constantly tries to change the topic.
(d) She caters to her every whim.

Short Answer Questions

1. What topic does Joe try to change it to when Maggie continues with her lack of acceptance?

2. What does Joe believe his illness has made him more of?

3. What does Joe tell the interviewer was his second reaction to learning about his terminal condition?

4. What draws Joe's attention to the interview area?

5. What does the interviewer suggest that surprises Agnes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mark want Beverly to leave the cottage?

2. What term does the interviewer used to explain the situation to Agnes?

3. What did Beverly tell Brian he had lost the magic and zest for and how did Brian rationalize this?

4. What happens between Mark and Beverly after he spills champagne on his jacket?

5. How does Felicity undermine her daughter Agnes?

6. What happens when the interviewer brings up these doubts and alternate ideas to Agnes?

7. What explanation for Beverly give for all of the pieces of jewelry she wears?

8. Why did Brian's wife leave him?

9. What happens when Felicity demands Agnes take her back to the cottage and what does the interviewer do that surprises Agnes?

10. What was Joe's reaction to learning that his condition had become terminal?

(see the answer keys)

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