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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following characters are able to loosen up over the course of the story?
(a) Nick and Laura.
(b) Terri and Mel.
(c) All of them.
(d) Only Mel.

2. Which of the following describes Laura's attitude toward Mel as the evening progresses?
(a) Hostile.
(b) Sympathetic.
(c) Infatuated.
(d) Disgusted.

3. Which of the following is the resolution following the climax?
(a) The characters meditating on the meaning of love.
(b) The sun rising.
(c) The compromise between Nick and Mel.
(d) The acceptance of Laura by Terri and Nick.

4. How does the author characterize Terri and Mel's relationship?
(a) Strong and honest.
(b) Hostile and rocky.
(c) Unstable and volatile.
(d) Egalitarian and loving.

5. Which of the following describes Terri's reaction to Mel's response to the story of the old couple?
(a) Enraged.
(b) Caustic.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Empathetic.

6. What is the tone of Mel's story about the old couple?
(a) Morose.
(b) Juvenile.
(c) Disgusted.
(d) Wistful.

7. What aspects of the heart does Mel understand?
(a) The connotation.
(b) The emotional nuances.
(c) The physical properties.
(d) The concept of healing one broken by unrequited love.

8. What sort of love does Mel have trouble understanding?
(a) Pure and fulfilling.
(b) Soft and gentle.
(c) Harsh and fierce.
(d) Unrequited.

9. According to the author, what characteristics are typically granted to the heart?
(a) Compassion and tenderness.
(b) Understanding and cognition.
(c) Cold and unloving.
(d) Emotional and romantic.

10. How does the tone change as the story progresses?
(a) It relaxes.
(b) There is no clear tone.
(c) It becomes humorous.
(d) It becomes more tense.

11. Did Mel truly love his first wife?
(a) Yes, and Mel is still in love with her.
(b) Yes, they were deeply in love.
(c) The author does not address this topic.
(d) He thought he did but probably didn't.

12. What is the narrator's understanding of the meaning of love by the end of the story?
(a) It is unclear.
(b) It is full of thrills and romance.
(c) It is only available to those married a long time.
(d) It is depressing.

13. What seems to help Mel and the other characters loosen up?
(a) Eating.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Chocolate.
(d) Music.

14. Who can be said to be Mel's foil in this story?
(a) Laura.
(b) Terri.
(c) Ed.
(d) Nick.

15. Which of the following is an important theme in the story?
(a) Telling the truth.
(b) Laughing.
(c) Crying.
(d) Drinking.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mel, did Terri love her ex-boyfriend?

2. What can describe Mel's behavior as the conversation progresses?

3. Which of the following is used as a symbol of lack of inhibition in the story?

4. Where are the other characters when Mel begins to talk about love?

5. How is the topic of love broached?

(see the answer keys)

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