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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What question does Merv pose about his wife's death during Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Was it preventable?
(b) Was it fair?
(c) Was it inevitable?
(d) Was it a sign of God's wrath?
2. What does Sara refuse to do for Merv as they exit Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Make love.
(c) Tell a bawdy joke.
(d) Make dessert.
3. When the sisters Rosensweig open the wine, what do they toast to?
(b) Their mother.
(d) New beginnings.
4. What compliment does Geoffrey pay to Pfeni during their conversation at the start of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) She is capable of being alone.
(b) She is beautiful.
(c) She is intelligent.
(d) She knows who she is.
5. What does Merv say about Sara's demeanor the morning after their night together?
(a) She is mercenary.
(b) She manages to be cold and warm at the same time.
(c) She is haughty.
(d) She is fragile.
6. What does Pfeni say abut Goeffrey's potential as a husband during Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) He would be respectful of her as a wife.
(b) He is perfect son-in-law potential.
(c) He is not an ideal son-in-law.
(d) He would be unfaithful.
7. What does Sara say she wants to do with Geoffrey as the two of them discuss their relationship at the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Settle down.
(b) Break up.
(c) Have a baby.
(d) Write a hit play.
8. What does Sara say to Merv about the possibility of a liaison during Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) She says all her romantic relationships are doomed to failure.
(b) She says she is not lonely enough to sleep with him.
(c) She says she has been attracted to him all along.
(d) She says he reminds her of her first husband, and not in a good way.
9. When Gorgeous is alone with Pfeni during Act 2, Scene 1, what does she say about Geoffrey?
(a) That she should work harder to get Geoffrey to propose.
(b) That they should elope--they are not getting any younger.
(c) That Pfeni clearly is madly in love with him.
(d) That it is time for Pfeni to face facts--they are not suited to one another.
10. 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) Existential philosophy.
(d) Freedom of religion.
11. The morning after their night together, to whom does Merv compare Sara?
(a) Jewish women he's seen in photos from pre-war Europe.
(b) His sister.
(c) His former lover, Sonia.
(d) His late wife.
12. Why does Geoffrey say he prefers pop music to Shakespeare during the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Pop music is what he grew up with.
(b) Pop music is hummable.
(c) Pop music is easier to memorize.
(d) Pop music is more accessible.
13. What does Geoffrey say about so many of his friends as he speaks to Pfeni at the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) They died of broken hearts.
(b) They died unfulfilled.
(c) They lived life to the fullest.
(d) They lived anonymously.
14. What do Tess and Sara argue about during Act 1, Scene 4?
(d) Tess's appearance.
15. What does Gorgeous say she is going to have soon when she leaves Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) A real fancy pair of shoes.
(b) An expensive piece of jewelry.
(c) A television job.
(d) A ticket back home.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Geoffrey say about Sara and her work as they talk during the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?
2. What does Sara knock over during Act 1, Scene 4?
3. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Tess accuse Sara of living without?
4. What is Sara's self-assessment on the morning after her night with Merv?
5. What happened to Gorgeous's shoe as she explains it in Act 2, Scene 2?
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