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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why can't the audience hear Carrie in the play?
(a) Her voice is too low.
(b) Too many actors in front of her.
(c) People are talking too much.
(d) The acoustics are bad.

2. What does Hurstwood do after Drouet is caught with another woman?
(a) Takes Drouet and Carrie out to the theater.
(b) Promises Drouet not to tell anyone about the other woman.
(c) Tells Carrie about the other woman.
(d) Elopes with Carrie.

3. What does Sven spend most of his spare time doing when Carrie first stays with him and her sister?
(a) Drinking and sleeping.
(b) Smoking and thinking.
(c) Looking for more work to do.
(d) Reading the paper and playing with their baby.

4. What allows Carrie to do so well after the third act of the play?
(a) The cheers of the crowd.
(b) Her joy of acting.
(c) The note sent by Hurstwood.
(d) The attention from her two lovers.

5. Why does Hurstwood not want to divorce his wife even though he loves Carrie?
(a) He is afraid of his wife.
(b) It would be too expensive.
(c) He knows most of his money would go to his family.
(d) He wants to avoid a scandal.

6. What does Carrie's first job in Chicago entail?
(a) Cleaning shelves.
(b) Plucking chickens.
(c) Punching holes in leather.
(d) Sewing hats.

7. How does Hanson feel about having Carrie out of the house?
(a) He is worried.
(b) He misses the money she brought in.
(c) He is relieved.
(d) He is indifferent.

8. What does Hurstwood find his wife has done when he returns to his house to talk with her the day after he stormed out?
(a) Changed the locks.
(b) Put the house up for sale.
(c) Filed for divorce.
(d) Gone on vacation.

9. Why does Mr. Hurstwood refuse to help his wife show some of their friends around town one night?
(a) He does not feel like talking to people he does not like.
(b) He is too busy.
(c) He has to work.
(d) He hates being around his wife for longer than an hour at a time.

10. How do Carrie and Hurstwood decide to communicate in order to keep their affair secret from Drouet?
(a) Private messenger.
(b) Telegraphs.
(c) Phone calls.
(d) Mail.

11. Why is Carrie hesitant to leave Drouet and run away with Hurstwood?
(a) She likes being loved by two men.
(b) She still has feelings for him.
(c) Hurstwood is older than Drouet.
(d) She has been so happy with her situation.

12. How does Carrie tell her sister that she is moving out of her house?
(a) She tells her in person.
(b) She calls on the phone.
(c) She leaves a note.
(d) She sends a telegraph.

13. What does Carrie think about the men she works with at her first job in Chicago?
(a) They are strange and distant.
(b) They are coarse and unrefined.
(c) They are big and brawny.
(d) They are kind and selfless.

14. What does Hurstwood say he must do when he hears about the play being put on by Drouet's group?
(a) Shut down Drouet's group.
(b) Keep Carrie from attending.
(c) Attend the play.
(d) Get Carrie out of Chicago.

15. How did Hurstwood leave himself open to be sued for divorce?
(a) He quit his job and ignored the letters from the police.
(b) He did not meet with his wife to make reconciliation.
(c) He was unfaithful to his wife.
(d) He ignored the letters of the lawyers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Drouet find out about Carrie's affair with Hurstwood?

2. Where is Carrie told she must go to pursue her chosen line of work?

3. Where does Drouet spend his time the night after he meets Carrie?

4. What does Mrs. Hurstwood ask her husband to get for her shortly after his affair with Carrie begins?

5. What does Carrie suggest that she and Hurstwood do the day after her success in the play?

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