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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why does Shirley Kaplan ask her father to turn his reading lamp off?
(a) The room is bright enough without it.
(b) It was increasing the temperature in their apartment.
(c) The light is bothering her.
(d) He is wasting electricity.

4. What do the neighbors do when Ms. Simpson argues with Mrs. Hildebrand?
(a) They sit quietly and watch.
(b) They stand up for Mrs. Hildebrand.
(c) They go to their respective homes.
(d) They agree with Ms. Simpson.

5. What do the women gossip about, regarding Mrs. Maurrant?
(a) She is new to the neighborhood, so they discuss what they know of her.
(b) Her husband is unkind to her, and she should divorce him.
(c) She is rude and disrespectful towards the other tenants.
(d) A man named Sankey has visited her for the third time this week.

6. What do the women wonder about Mr. Maurrant?
(a) Why he is so grumpy all the time.
(b) If he is suspicious of his wife's relationship with the milkman.
(c) If he enjoys his job.
(d) If he really loves his wife and children.

7. What are Mae Jones and Dick McGann doing as Rose passes them?
(a) Dancing around, inebriated.
(b) Sitting on the curb.
(c) Sitting on the stoop.
(d) Kissing on a bench.

8. What is one reason why Mr. Maurrant does not like foreigners?
(a) They smell funny.
(b) They are rude.
(c) They come to America, trying to change things.
(d) They do not speak English.

9. What does Kaplan believe will no longer be necessary once there is no more personal property?
(a) Paying rent.
(b) The family unit.
(c) Public housing.
(d) Slums.

10. What does Emma Jones call Greta?
(a) Mrs. F.
(b) Miss Greta.
(c) Greta.
(d) Mrs. G.

11. What do the women wonder about Sam Kaplan?
(a) Why he is not married.
(b) If he is available.
(c) What is wrong with the young man.
(d) Why he seems to like Rose.

12. Who does Alice Simpson represent?
(a) A charity.
(b) The government.
(c) Child and family services.
(d) A bank.

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

14. For whom is the ice cream that Agnes Cushing buys?
(a) Herself.
(b) Her elderly mother whom she takes care of.
(c) Her son.
(d) The women on the stoop.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Miss Cushing enter the scene excitedly?

2. How does Mr. Buchanan seem?

3. Over what do they argue?

4. What does Mrs. Jones not understand about the Kaplans?

5. Why does the group begin to break up?

(see the answer keys)

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