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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 word does Mrs. Stevenson use to describe the fact that the Chief Operator will not trace the call?
2. What is Mrs. Stevenson's phone number?
3. What does Mrs. Stevenson call the two men she heard on the phone when she asks the operator to trace the call in Act I, Part 1?
4. What is the heavy-set man wearing as he speaks on the phone in Act I, Part 1?
5. Who is with Mrs. Stevenson in the house in Act I, Part 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mrs. Stevenson say as the operator tries the number in Act I, Part 1?
2. What does Mrs. Stevenson tell the operator when she reaches her in Act I, Part 1?
3. What happens when the operator dials the number Mrs. Stevenson has been trying to reach in Act I, Part 1?
4. What does the operator tell the Chief Operator is the problem?
5. How does the operator get the attention of the Chief Operator?
6. What does Mrs. Stevenson's bedroom look like?
7. How is the Chief Operator described and what is she wearing?
8. What instructions does the 1st Man give George about lights at the house?
9. What does Mrs. Stevenson say about the call she overheard and whether it is still continuing?
10. What information does the Chief Operator ask Mrs. Stevenson?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The play is set up on a stage with different settings. Characters are relegated to small sections of the stage. In what way are the settings a backdrop for the play? In what way do the settings provide insight into characters, especially Mrs. Stevenson? What roles do the settings have in the play?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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