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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. What other play is referenced in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Hamlet.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) The Scarlet Pimpernel.
(d) Cats.

2. In preparation for the Sabbath ceremony, what does Gorgeous do?
(a) She removes her jewelry.
(b) She covers her head.
(c) She kneels down.
(d) She makes a sign of the cross.

3. What do Geoffrey and Pfeni wear when they enter Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Lounging pajamas.
(b) Formal wear.
(c) Costumes.
(d) Disco outfits.

4. What does the statue of Shiva represent?
(a) Shiva is a muse.
(b) Shiva is the goddess of destruction and renewal.
(c) Shiva is the goddess of death.
(d) Shiva is the goddess of love.

5. Gorgeous's husband does not attend the party. What reason is give in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) She reveals that he has divorced her.
(b) He is in Hong Kong on business.
(c) He was too busy to travel.
(d) She does not have one.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Tess's school project?

2. What have Geoffrey and Pfeni done in honor of Sara's birthday?

3. What social situation concerns Tess?

4. What sort of dinner is Merv hoping for?

5. How does Gorgeous characterize herself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the basis for the political arguments in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. How does Sara act toward Merv in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

4. What is represented by Sara's rejection of the statue of Shiva?

5. What is learned about the unseen mother of the three sisters in Act 1, Scene 2?

6. How could the character of Gorgeous be described?

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

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

9. What is Sara's opinion of Geoffrey and Pfeni's relationship, and how is this revealed?

10. What comparisons might be drawn between the Chekhov play, The Sisters, and this one?

(see the answer keys)

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