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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon what do the other women agree?
(a) Their families are annoying.
(b) Their older girls are never home.
(c) They want to move out of New York City.
(d) They love this neighborhood.

2. What happens between Vincent and Sam?
(a) They get into an argument.
(b) They get into a physical altercation.
(c) They have a heated debate.
(d) They glare at one another.

3. How does Mr. Sankey look?
(a) Cheap, dressed in a low quality suit.
(b) Nervous and shy.
(c) Dirty and ragged.
(d) Wealthy and expensively dressed.

4. When is Mr. Buchanan's wife due?
(a) Two months.
(b) Any day.
(c) Last week.
(d) Ten days.

5. What does a sign on the set say about Prof. Filippo Fiorentino?
(a) He is a law professor at Yale.
(b) He is a musician and teaches lessons.
(c) He is a biology professor at Princeton.
(d) He is a music professor at NYU.

6. What happens when Mr. Sankey arrives?
(a) They ask where he is going.
(b) They continue as if he is not there.
(c) Everyone stops what they are doing.
(d) Everyone encourages him to join in.

7. Why does the group begin to break up?
(a) They are tired of arguing.
(b) It is becoming too hot.
(c) They are leaving to go to bed.
(d) They must go to work.

8. What is the lighting on the stage?
(a) There is a bright light, reperesenting the sun.
(b) The lights in the home are on.
(c) Streetlights run along stage left and stage right.
(d) The janitor's apartment windows are lit, as are those in the first floor. There is a red light coming from the demolition site.

9. Where does Mr. Easter tell Rose he will find her a job?
(a) In a bank.
(b) In a factory.
(c) In a hotel.
(d) On stage.

10. What is Greta Fiorentino wearing?
(a) A flowered housecoat.
(b) A summer dress.
(c) A fur coat.
(d) A bathing suit.

11. Where does this play begin?
(a) There is a large Victorian-style home with a wrap around porch and grassy fields in the background.
(b) It is a typical suburban home in New Jersey with children playing in the front yard and a swingset in the back.
(c) In a highrise apartment on the Upper Eastside of New York City.
(d) There is a walk up tenement style apartment located in a dodgy, dilapidated part of New York City, built in the 1890s.

12. What is Sam doing when he and Rose are left alone?
(a) He is pacing the sidewalk.
(b) He sits on the stoop sobbing and calls himself a coward.
(c) He is sitting silently on the curb.
(d) He is hugging Rose.

13. About what do Emma, Greta, and Olga speak?
(a) Their wild children.
(b) The lack of work.
(c) The extreme heat.
(d) Their poverty.

14. Where would Mrs. Maurrant like to go that evening, but her daughter has not come home yet?
(a) Out to dinner.
(b) To the movies.
(c) To a Broadway show.
(d) To the concert in the park .

15. What is the audience able to see of this building?
(a) The front of this old Victorian home, lined with bushes and flowerbeds.
(b) The first floor windows and the bottom of the second story. To the left there is a partial view of the attached building, a storage warehouse under heavy construction. The house to the right is being demolished.
(c) A typical looking suburban home with toys lying around in the front yard.
(d) The first five floors of the highrise aparment, a sign for valet parking, and a large awning over the entrance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the women do, after Mr. Sankey's arrival?

2. What opinion does Mrs. Maurrant try to quietly assert?

3. Why do the neighbors get into a discussion about labor unions, the working class, and America's prosperity?

4. Why does Shirley Kaplan ask her father to turn his reading lamp off?

5. Why does Mr. Buchanan rush out of the building?

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