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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the play open?
(a) In a Catholic Church.
(b) In Miss Alice's garden.
(c) In a mansion.
(d) In the garden of a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.
2. What does the Butler point out?
(a) The cardinals control the behavior of the other birds.
(b) If Julian were to look into the window of the model, an exact duplicate of the room in which they stand can be seen with every detail intact, even down to the brass candlesticks.
(c) The garden is completely symmetrical.
(d) The crucifix is exactly perpendicular to the altar.
3. How does the scene end?
(a) As the Cardinal coos to the birds, asking if they are able to comfort each other.
(b) Miss Alice asks the birds to help her deal with the plans she has in mind.
(c) The lawyer goes back to talking to the birds.
(d) The lawyer, Cardinal, and Miss Alice plot.
4. How does Miss Alice say hello?
(a) In a cracked and ancient voice.
(b) In a piercing, high-pitched voice.
(c) In a bright, cheery voice.
(d) In a soft, smooth voice.
5. What does Miss Alice do when Julian tries to explain one more time that there is nothing much to tell, and it is simply a matter of his faith in God leaving him, and he committed himself to an asylum?
(a) She moves on to a new topic.
(b) She will not let go of it.
(c) She argues with him.
(d) She does not agree with him.
6. What do the two discuss?
(a) The beauty of the flowers.
(b) The merits of the model, as well as the intention and purpose of having such a work created.
(c) The colors of the birds.
(d) The detail of the crucifix.
7. What would she like to do for the church for twenty years?
(a) Spend one day a month working for a charity.
(b) Give one hundred million dollars a year.
(c) Make a new robe for the priest every year.
(d) Teach Sunday school every week.
8. What does the butler share about himself with Julian?
(a) He is at Julian's service.
(b) His name, as well as his occupation, is Butler.
(c) He does not enjoy being a butler.
(d) His name is also Julian.
9. Why does Julian ask whether or not someone will soon be available?
(a) To take photographs of him and the birds.
(b) To confess his sins.
(c) To get a tour of the garden.
(d) To see him for his appointment.
10. How does Julian respond?
(a) By saying that the past six years of his life were blank but not black.
(b) With the details of training to become a priest.
(c) That he is friends with the Cardinal.
(d) He tells them all he knows about birds.
11. With what is Julian not comfortable?
(a) This conceptual style of conversation.
(b) The detailed discussion of the garden's plant varieties.
(c) The many bird species in the estuary.
(d) The discussion of the crucifix.
12. Why does the lawyer initiate a discussion of his animosity for the Cardinal?
(a) He cannot contain his hatred.
(b) He is bored by Julian's responses.
(c) He knows Julian is friends with the Cardinal.
(d) He is satisfied with Julian's information.
13. Why is Julian confused about Miss Alice's deafness, withered face, and gray and white matted hair?
(a) He is surprised she has no nurse to assist her.
(b) He wonders why she is not in a facility for the elderly.
(c) He did not realize how sorry he would feel for her.
(d) He was told by the Cardinal that the woman was neither ill nor old.
14. What happens to the conversation.
(a) It gets even uglier.
(b) It turns into a brawl.
(c) It settles down.
(d) It suddenly ends.
15. What is the most intriguing element?
(a) The crucifix hanging above the altar.
(b) A huge dollhouse model of the mansion.
(c) The cardinals flying around.
(d) The fountain in the middle of the garden.
Short Answer Questions
1. What becomes clearer as the first person becomes more verbal and forthright about the second?
2. To what are the second man's words compared?
3. Why does the lawyer comment to Miss Alice, "that will be our bird of prey?"
4. How does the second person react?
5. To what building's architecture is this building compared?
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