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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens after the first character onstage exits?
(a) The unusual-looking plant dies.
(b) The curtain closes.
(c) The telephone rings.
(d) The greenhouse door opens.

2. What is the second sound the audience hears in Act 1?
(a) A conversation.
(b) Wind.
(c) A buzzer.
(d) Laughter.

3. Who is the first house guest to arrive at the greenhouse?
(a) Hattie.
(b) Dick.
(c) Tom.
(d) Elizabeth.

4. How does Anthony try to distract Claire from worrying about the plant that is not thriving?
(a) Reminding her that they can save the plant.
(b) Reminding her that the salt is missing.
(c) Reminding her what "The Edge Vine" is about to do.
(d) Reminding her what "The Breath of Life" is about to do.

5. Who are Tom and Dick?
(a) Gardeners.
(b) Brothers of Anthony.
(c) Brothers of Harry.
(d) House guests.

6. Who tries to get Claire to come to the phone upon Elizabeth's arrival?
(a) Dick.
(b) Tom.
(c) Harry.
(d) Anthony.

7. From where does the beam of light originate?
(a) Above.
(b) A trap door in the floor.
(c) From a plant.
(d) From the left.

8. Claire tries to strike Elizabeth with what?
(a) A flowerpot.
(b) "The Edge Vine."
(c) A salt shaker.
(d) A trowel.

9. Which is the best description of Claire and Elizabeth's reunion?
(a) They tend plants together.
(b) They laugh together at a private joke.
(c) They stay on opposite sides of the room.
(d) They embrace awkwardly.

10. Which plant is not thriving?
(a) "The Edge Vine."
(b) "The Life Vine."
(c) "The Breath of Life."
(d) "The Breath of Death."

11. Where does Tom intend to go?
(a) Indonesia.
(b) Israel.
(c) India.
(d) Iceland.

12. What does the second house guest have in his hand when he first arrives?
(a) A salt shaker.
(b) Supplies for breakfast.
(c) A pepper shaker.
(d) A gun.

13. Who is the second house guest to arrive at the greenhouse?
(a) Dick.
(b) Anthony.
(c) Harry.
(d) Tom.

14. What does Claire try to explain to the men over breakfast?
(a) Why she is unhappy in her marriage.
(b) The joy of letting things grow without restriction.
(c) Why there is no heat in the house.
(d) Why she doesn't spend more time with her daughter.

15. Who is the only character onstage when the curtain opens for the second time in Act 1?
(a) Claire.
(b) Harry.
(c) Anthony.
(d) Hattie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the special plant about to do?

2. Why is the first house guest uncomfortable?

3. Why is there no heat in the house, even though the greenhouse is warm?

4. Why didn't Anthony answer the buzz from Harry?

5. What does Tom advise Harry to do?

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