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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 is George to remove after killing the woman?
2. What is George to be sure of before he goes to the place the 1st Man is sending him in Act I, Part 1?
3. What is the heavy-set man wearing as he speaks on the phone in Act I, Part 1?
4. What does Mrs. Stevenson do after the operator tells her the number if busy in Act 1, Part 2?
5. What line does the operator want the Chief Operator to pick up in Act I, Part 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is George described?
2. How does Mrs. Stevenson react when the operator says she will dial Murray Hill 4-0098?
3. Why is the Chief Operator not able to trace the call for Mrs. Stevenson?
4. What is Mrs. Stevenson doing as the curtain rises in Act I, Part 1?
5. What does the operator tell the Chief Operator is the problem?
6. What reason does Mrs. Stevenson give the Chief Operator for wanting the call traced.
7. What time is George to go to the house and kill the woman and why at that time?
8. What does Mrs. Stevenson's bedroom look like?
9. What does Mrs. Stevenson say about the call she overheard and whether it is still continuing?
10. Under what conditions might the Chief Operator be able to trace a call?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At first, Mrs. Stevenson is just concerned that someone is going to be murdered. What conversation does Mrs. Stevenson have that puts the idea in her head that she might be the intended victim? Has that thought crossed her mind before? What type of reasoning does Mrs Stevenson use to determine that she is going to be the victim?
Essay Topic 2
Language used in a play might include dialects, slang, accents, colloquial language, or something else. How would you describe the type of language used in the play and how it contributes to the story and defines characters? In what way does the language affect the plot and flow of the story?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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