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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What precinct does Sergeant Duffy work for?
2. What does Mrs. Stevenson do as she waits for the operator to connect the call at the beginning of Act I, Part 2?
3. What is the name of the Chief Operator?
4. Who is with Sergeant Duffy in Act 1, Part 2?
5. In Act I, Part 2, when Mrs. Stevenson is talking with the Chief Operator, how long has it been since Mrs. Stevenson heard the two men talking?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mrs. Stevenson respond when George and the 1st Man begin talking in Act I, Part 1?
2. What time is George to go to the house and kill the woman and why at that time?
3. What happens when the operator dials the number Mrs. Stevenson has been trying to reach in Act I, Part 1?
4. How does Ms. Stevenson respond when the operator tells her in Act I, Part 2, that the number is busy?
5. What is George to do after killing the woman?
6. What does Mrs. Stevenson's bedroom look like?
7. What instructions is George given for the actual murder?
8. Under what conditions might the Chief Operator be able to trace a call?
9. What does Mrs. Stevenson say about the call she overheard and whether it is still continuing?
10. Why is the Chief Operator not able to trace the call for Mrs. Stevenson?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mrs. Stevenson is the protagonist in the play. Describe the antagonist(s) in the play and their role in creating conflict and tension.
Essay Topic 2
The play is very short and the timeline in the play is very abbreviated. How much time is there between when the curtain rises and falls? How does the time span affect characters, especially Mrs. Stevenson? How does time influence behavior? How does the use of time affect the plot and storyline? What might time symbolize?
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, Mrs. Stevenson is more thoroughly described than others. Who are some characters that are merely named in passing or have a minor role in the novel? What is the importance of these flat characters to the story line? In what way do these characters make the main character more colorful or interesting? When there is conflict, what type of role do these flat characters play?
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