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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 does Gorgeous say Sara should do in the role each of them play as three sisters?
(a) She should assume the role of the carefree traveler and see the world.
(b) She should assume the mothering role.
(c) She should assume the role of the advice-giver.
(d) She should assume the role of the "fun" one.

2. In Act 2, Scene 1, after their night together, who does Sara say would be a better match for Merv?
(a) Pfeni.
(b) Geoffrey.
(c) Sonia.
(d) Gorgeous.

3. What literary work is referred to in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The play Three Sisters.
(b) A novel by the Jewish writer Chaim Potok.
(c) The play Hedda Gabler.
(d) The play Hamlet.

4. On what pretext does Gorgeous send Geoffrey away when he exits Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) She needs him to pick up her medicine from the pharmacy.
(b) He is needed at the theatre.
(c) He needs to finish working on his play.
(d) He is to deliver a lecture to her tour group.

5. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sara say about the world Merv thinks they are both from?
(a) It is a world she is homesick for.
(b) It is not worth pursuing.
(c) It is a world filled with life.
(d) It does not exist.

Short Answer Questions

1. The morning after, during Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sara imply about her night with Merv?

2. What question does Merv pose about his wife's death during Act 1, Scene 4?

3. What is Gorgeous's angry reply regarding Sara in the emotional scene during Act 2, Scene 1?

4. What is Sara's self-assessment on the morning after her night with Merv?

5. Why does Geoffrey say he prefers pop music to Shakespeare during the opening of Act 2, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the two epiphanies Geoffrey has at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2 regarding Pfeni.

2. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is spoken about passion?

3. Who do the three sisters toast and why?

4. What is represented by the Yiddish recording Sara plays?

5. What is the significance of Merv calling Sara by the name Sadie?

6. How is Pfeni closer to her true self after Act 2, Scene 2?

7. Describe Geoffrey's beliefs about his and Pfeni's work as artists.

8. Describe the mood as Act 1, Scene 4 opens.

9. What sort of emotions does Pfeni seem to exhibit about her work?

10. How does the unseen character of Sonia fit into Act 1, Scene 4?

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