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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 joins in the childhood game Sara and Pfeni play?
(a) A representation of Shiva.
(b) Greoffrey.
(c) Tess.
(d) Nick.

2. Who arrives during the Sabbath ceremony?
(a) Tom and Tess.
(b) A rabbi.
(c) Geoffrey.
(d) The delegation.

3. What does Gorgeous say about Geoffrey's friends when she first encounters Merv?
(a) She says they all find her attractive.
(b) She says they are all boorish.
(c) She says they all like musical theater.
(d) She says they are all Jewish.

4. Who are Tom and Tess arguing with at the opening of Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Sara.
(b) Geoffrey.
(c) Nick.
(d) Gorgeous.

5. What is happening globally on the night of Sara's party in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) The Berlin Wall has fallen.
(b) The Soviet Union is falling.
(c) Israel has declared war on Egypt.
(d) Protests are being held in Hong Kong.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sara think of Tess's project?

2. What does Gorgeous search for at the close of Act 1, Scene 2?

3. What other play is referenced in Act 1, Scene 3?

4. What happens to the party as Gorgeous chatters on?

5. What do Merv and Geoffrey do when they first see each other?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is represented by Pfeni's traveling with shopping bags and how is this indicated in Act 1, Scene 1?

2. What are some of the things learned about Sara's surgery and her feelings about it?

3. How does Merv appear to feel about his Jewishness?

4. Why might Tess being doing her school project at the opening of Act 1, Scene 1?

5. How does Sara appear to deal with her feelings?

6. In Act 1, Scene 2, give an example that demonstrates what is revealed about Pfeni's self-image.

7. In Act 1, Scene 3, what can be inferred from Sara's participation--or lack thereof--in the political discussions that occur?

8. What are Sara's relationships like as seen in Act 1, Scene 1?

9. What might be said about the relationships between mothers and daughters in Act 1, Scene 1?

10. Describe the relationship between Geoffrey and Pfeni.

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