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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the best word to describe the scene between father and son when it becomes clear that Philip intends to kill himself?
2. How is Philip incapable of thinking?
(a) He is incapable of thinking about the safety of his child
(b) He is incapable of thinking of anyone besides himself
(c) He is incapable of thinking positively
(d) He is incapable of thinking rationaly
3. What does Paris think that all the talk of the new house sounds like?
(a) The square root of sin
(b) The square root of wonderful
(c) The square root of terrific
(d) The square root of grief
4. What is Philip's emotional state during the third act?
(a) A state of depression
(b) A state of despair
(c) A state of freedom
(d) A state of rage
5. In what kind of state is Philip when he recalls his boyhood?
6. What is literary device is employed in Paris's statement that his father does not look well?
(a) It is imagery
(b) It is personification
(c) It is irony
(d) It is a foreshadowing
7. What has Mollie done in the middle of the night?
(a) Mollie has packed her things
(b) Mollie has escaped with John
(c) Mollie has left Philip
(d) Mollie has left alone
8. How does Paris describe the act of suicide?
(a) It is an act of defeat
(b) It is inevitable for some people
(c) It is a weak act
(d) It is an act of courage
9. What are Mother Lovejoy and Sister preparing to do while Mollie is in seclusion?
(a) Preparing the home for funeral guests
(b) Preparing the will and testament paperwork
(c) Preparing for the funeral
(d) Preparing to return home
10. Where is Mollie as Philip is talking to Paris about leaving together?
(a) She is preparing breakfast
(b) She is talking with Mother Lovejoy
(c) She is outside with John
(d) She is sleeping
11. What does Philip recall in response to Paris's outdoor plans for the day?
(a) Paris's childhood
(b) His love of boating
(c) His love of the outdoors
(d) His own childhood
12. What does Mother Lovejoy offer both Mollie and Paris should they ever need it?
(b) An education
(c) A car
(d) A home
13. What does Mother Lovejoy have tremendous distaste for in terms of the expression of emotions?
(a) Romantic advances
(b) Confessions in confidence
(c) Casual embraces
(d) Personal affection
14. What is John's profession of an architect a metaphor of?
(a) Stiking out on his own
(b) Building a new way of thinking
(c) Rebuilding Mollie and Paris's lives
(d) Housing a family
15. What does Paris confess and confirm that Philip wanted to do with Paris the morning he left?
(a) Take Paris with him
(b) Take Mollie with him
(c) Plot against John
(d) Leave alone
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Philip need Paris to accompany him?
2. Where is Philip by the time Mollie rises?
3. What will the family remember most about Philip?
4. How does Mollie react to Paris's "square root of wonderful?"
5. What characteristic does Paris give in explanation to Hattie regarding the talk of possible suicide?
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