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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. Why does Lee not want to go north with Austin?
(a) He thinks it is too cold.
(b) He has to stay within state lines.
(c) He thinks it is too far away.
(d) He wants to stay near his wife and children.

2. Whose house is Austin house sitting?
(a) He is house sitting Mom's house.
(b) He is house sitting Lee's house.
(c) He is house sitting Saul's house.
(d) He is house sitting Dad's house.

3. Why is Austin concerned about Lee stealing from the neighborhood?
(a) He has already stolen everything and there is nothing left.
(b) He knows and loved all of his neighbors.
(c) He has flat tires on his car.
(d) Lee sticks out like a sore thumb, and he does not want Lee to get picked up.

4. Whom does Lee think are involved in most murder cases?
(a) Family.
(b) Friends.
(c) Nazis.
(d) Complete strangers.

5. What beverage does Austin make?
(a) Tea.
(b) Kool-aid.
(c) Liquor.
(d) Coffee.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the movie, why does Lee think the main character has died?

2. What kind of story does Lee have for Saul?

3. What sound do coyotes make in the city?

4. What is the villain of Lee's story pulling behind his truck?

5. What is the time of day at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lee hate calling the operator?

2. Why does Austin feel he is more in touch with what people want than Lee?

3. What is Lee carrying when he enters the scene, and where did he presumably get the item?

4. What is the last sound effect of the play?

5. Why does Saul feel Austin is the right person to write Lee's screenplay?

6. After Lee asks Austin again to write the screenplay, how does Austin react? What tactic does he employ?

7. Why did Saul give Lee his gold clubs?

8. Briefly describe the setting at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 8.

9. Why does Austin claim he could not live in the desert like Lee?

10. How is Austin now writing Lee's script, after the demise of the typewriter?

(see the answer keys)

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