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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 is the name of Mrs. Antrobus' other son?
(a) Abbin.
(b) Abbrel.
(c) Abe.
(d) Abel.

2. Before the Telegraph Boy can come into the house, Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus do what?
(a) Clean the house.
(b) Blockade the door.
(c) Grab weapons.
(d) Lock the windows.

3. Where is Act 2, Part 1 set?
(a) New York.
(b) Atlantic City.
(c) The Boardwalk.
(d) Las Vegas.

4. Who asks Mrs. Antrobus how long she has been married?
(a) Her children.
(b) A historian.
(c) A reporter.
(d) A member of the society.

5. Who slips past the barricade and comes into the house and becomes comfortable?
(a) The dinosaur and the mammoth.
(b) The dog and the horse.
(c) The horse and the dinosaur.
(d) The mammoth and the dog.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mrs. Antrobus allows the Telegraph Boy into the house, she asks him if he has something to do. What is it?

2. While Homer sings a ballad, Moses recited from the Bible in what language?

3. What does Mrs. Antrobus do when she sees Henry's hair isn't covering his forehead?

4. What is one of the most notable inventions of Mrs. Antrobus?

5. What is one of Mr. Antrobus' most notable achievements?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the set in the beginning of Act 3.

2. What is the emptiness that Mr. Antrobus admits to?

3. What are the clear parallels between the story the Fortune Tellers tells and the Biblical story of Noah's Ark?

4. What roles do the stand-ins play?

5. Why does Mrs. Antrobus tell Henry to put down the stone he is carrying?

6. Why does Mrs. Antrobus finally allow the Telegraph Boy into the house?

7. Why does Gladys hold her baby to the sky?

8. What do the refugees talk about before Mrs. Antrobus begins talking about her children?

9. When Gladys and Mrs. Antrobus emerge from the trap door, what does Mrs. Antrobus comment on as being different?

10. What does Gladys tell Mr. Antrobus before running away from Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus?

(see the answer keys)

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