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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is Sara's self-assessment on the morning after her night with Merv?
(a) She says she is warm and energetic.
(b) She says she is smart and remote.
(c) She says she is a yenta.
(d) She says she is cold and bitter.
2. What does Sara knock over during Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) A candlestick.
(b) A vase.
(c) A glass of wine.
(d) A small stool.
3. In Act 2, Scene 2, what is the first of Geoffrey's realizations about himself?
(a) He is angry about his childhood.
(b) He is happiest working in the theatre.
(c) He loves leading bus tours.
(d) He is secretly attracted to Gorgeous.
4. What does Pfeni say abut Goeffrey's potential as a husband?
(a) He is perfect son-in-law potential.
(b) He would be respectful of her as a wife.
(c) He is not an ideal son-in-law.
(d) He would be unfaithful.
5. When Gorgeous is alone with Pfeni during Act 2, Scene 1, what does she say about Geoffrey?
(a) That they should elope--they are not getting any younger.
(b) That Pfeni clearly is madly in love with him.
(c) That she should work harder to get Geoffrey to propose.
(d) That it is time for Pfeni to face facts--they are not suited to one another.
6. What is the subtext or implied by Geoffrey's comment about his friends' lives in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) The AIDS crisis.
(b) The Civil Rights Act.
(c) Freedom of religion.
(d) Existential philosophy.
7. What does Geoffrey say about Pfeni and her work?
(a) That he believes in her.
(b) That it reminds him of the pop songs they are listening to.
(c) That it is too important to her and thus means she does not spend enough time with him.
(d) That he thinks she is not working up to her potential.
8. When Sara appears at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1, what do the others do, referring to Merv?
(a) They tell her they think it's a poor match.
(b) They give her a standing ovation.
(c) They pull her aside and ask for details.
(d) They tease her.
9. After revealing how she spent the night, what does Pfeni say about her feelings?
(a) She was bored out of her mind.
(b) She was both excited and guilty about the project.
(c) She felt angry.
(d) She felt left out.
10. What does Merv say about Sara's demeanor the morning after their night together?
(a) She manages to be cold and warm at the same time.
(b) She is fragile.
(c) She is haughty.
(d) She is mercenary.
11. What literary work is referred to in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The play Hedda Gabler.
(b) The play Three Sisters.
(c) The play Hamlet.
(d) A novel by the Jewish writer Chaim Potok.
12. Why does Tess want her passport?
(a) She and Tom are leaving the next day.
(b) She wants to go on a safari.
(c) She is afraid of identity theft.
(d) Pfeni has inspired her to go to India.
13. How does Merv respond to Sara regarding her assessment of their compatibility the morning after their night together?
(a) He says she thinks he needs a meek woman.
(b) He says she thinks he needs someone much more like his wife.
(c) He says she feels he needs someone more Jewish, more American, and more outspoken.
(d) He says she feels he needs a woman willing to cater to his needs.
14. The morning after the party, how does Pfeni say she spent the night?
(a) Watching videos of refugees.
(c) Discussing theatre with Geoffrey.
(d) Doing a crossword puzzle.
15. What happens when Gorgeous tries to leave Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) She starts sobbing.
(b) She trips.
(c) She breaks into the song Geoffrey and Pfeni were listening to at the beginning of the scene.
(d) She breaks the heel on her shoe.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the close of Act 2, Scene 2, what do the sisters say they look forward to talking about in the future over tea?
2. On what pretext does Gorgeous send Geoffrey away when he exits Act 2, Scene 1?
3. What does Sara say about the nickname Merv calls her?
4. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Tess accuse Sara of living without?
5. What does Merv say about his feelings for his late wife?
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