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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What kind of conversation does the trio enter?
(a) A light-hearted one.
(b) Of mixed messages and misunderstandings.
(c) A serious one.
(d) Banter and jabs at each other's looks and interests.
2. When the lawyer enters the room to join in the dialogue, what is established?
(a) The lawyer and the butler are friends.
(b) Julian is not ordained.
(c) The lawyer and the butler are brothers.
(d) Julian is a priest.
3. How did Julian struggle?
(a) Leaving his wife and child to join the priesthood.
(b) Mentally and spiritually over the Nature of God.
(c) Making friends with children at school.
(d) He felt alone growing up in the orphanage.
4. Who enters the courtyard through an iron gate and moves quietly toward the man and watches him with mild amusement?
(b) A lawyer.
(c) Miss Alice.
(d) The Cardinal.
5. How do the two continue to insult one another?
(a) They glare at one another.
(b) They do so with swinging fists.
(c) They whisper nasty remarks under their breath.
(d) Each man begins to question the intimate relations of the other's mother and their resulting parentage.
6. What would she like to do for the church for twenty years?
(a) Teach Sunday school every week.
(b) Give one hundred million dollars a year.
(c) Make a new robe for the priest every year.
(d) Spend one day a month working for a charity.
7. For whom is the larger of the two chairs?
(a) His Eminence.
(b) Miss Alice.
(c) The Pope.
(d) The lawyer.
8. What will Julian do for Miss Alice?
(a) Take care of the menial details of her philanthropic bargain.
(b) Love her.
(c) Allow her to stay in her home.
(d) Train her to be a priest.
9. How does Julian respond?
(a) With the details of training to become a priest.
(b) That he is friends with the Cardinal.
(c) By saying that the past six years of his life were blank but not black.
(d) He tells them all he knows about birds.
10. 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 does not agree with him.
(b) She moves on to a new topic.
(c) She argues with him.
(d) She will not let go of it.
11. How does the man react at having been discovered cooing to the caged birds?
(a) Not surprised.
(d) Flustered and a bit embarrassed.
12. What becomes evident about the two men as the conversation shifts?
(a) They have just met.
(b) They have known each other since childhood.
(c) They have known each other a little while.
(d) They work together.
13. With what is Julian not comfortable?
(a) The detailed discussion of the garden's plant varieties.
(b) This conceptual style of conversation.
(c) The discussion of the crucifix.
(d) The many bird species in the estuary.
14. Who does Julian say he found crying, "Help me, help me... help me, oh God, God, help me... oh help, help?"
(a) The guard.
(b) The woman who thinks she is the Virgin Mary.
(c) His wife.
(d) Jesus Christ.
15. How does the scene end?
(a) The lawyer goes back to talking to the birds.
(b) As the Cardinal coos to the birds, asking if they are able to comfort each other.
(c) Miss Alice asks the birds to help her deal with the plans she has in mind.
(d) The lawyer, Cardinal, and Miss Alice plot.
Short Answer Questions
1. What would Miss Alice like to do for the church?
2. How does Julian respond to Miss Alice's game?
3. What does Julian believe about his faith and his sanity?
4. Julian says "It is God the mover, not God ______________."
5. Why is Julian confused about Miss Alice's deafness, withered face, and gray and white matted hair?
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