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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Social Safeway?
(a) The nickname given to Connie because she loves to meet people.
(b) A time for single men and women to meet at the grocery store.
(c) A place for gay men to meet each other in San Francisco.
(d) The name of a nightclub that Connie frequents.

2. Where do Edgar and Mrs. Madrigal go on their first date?
(a) 28 Barbary Lane.
(b) The beach.
(c) A restaurant.
(d) The park.

3. In "The Case of the Six Batons," who does Michael meet at the bathhouse?
(a) Jon.
(b) The Chinese delivery boy.
(c) The conductor.
(d) Brian.

4. When DeDe makes up a story about being raped, who does she claim raped her?
(a) A friend of Beauchamp's.
(b) Her husband.
(c) A grocery delivery boy.
(d) A friend from college.

5. How does Brian react when Hillary reveals that she thinks he is homosexual?
(a) He starts laughing.
(b) He bursts into tears.
(c) He is relieved.
(d) He is shocked.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color is Jon's hair?

2. In "Mrs. Day at Home," what does DeDe watch out of the window of her home?

3. What gift does Mary Ann receive as her welcome gift?

4. Who invites Mary Ann for dinner in "Edgar Blows Up"?

5. What do Beauchamp and Peter do at the opera?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly discuss the argument between Edgar and Mrs. Madrigal as regards Mona's employment.

2. Describe Mrs. Madrigal and Mary Ann's initial interaction.

3. Why does Mary Ann consider moving back to Cleveland and what changes her mind?

4. How does Mrs. Madrigal welcome Mary Ann to 28 Barbary Lane?

5. What does the reader learn about Peter from the scene when he and Beauchamp are at the opera?

6. Explain what happens when DeDe visits Mary Ann?

7. How does Mrs. Madrigal comfort Edgar after he confesses that he is dying?

8. Briefly discuss the scenario between Mary Ann and Beauchamp in the Mendocino cabin.

9. How does Edgar Halcyon describe himself?

10. How are Edgar and Mrs. Madrigal connected even though they don't know it at first?

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