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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. What sound do coyotes make in the desert?
(a) The coyotes are silent.
(b) The coyotes yap.
(c) The coyotes sing.
(d) The coyotes howl.

2. At what kind of table is Lee seated?
(a) A metal table.
(b) A glass table.
(c) A folding table.
(d) A wooden table.

3. Why does Saul need to leave?
(a) He needs to make it to his dinner date.
(b) He needs to hit the freeway before rush hour.
(c) He has to feed his cat.
(d) He has another meeting scheduled.

4. Who have Lee and Austin recently been to see?
(a) The old man.
(b) A therapist.
(c) Mom.
(d) Their girlfriends.

5. What offends Lee so much that he grabs Austin and shakes him?
(a) Lee is offended when Austin insults the old man.
(b) Lee is offended when Austin offers him money.
(c) Lee is offended when Austin breaks a glass.
(d) Lee is offended when Austin curses.

Short Answer Questions

1. What geological feature does Lee point out is missing from the Panhandle?

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

3. What problem does Austin have with Lee's script?

4. What does Lee throw at the window?

5. How are Lee and Austin related?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Mom think Austin is cut out for the desert?

2. Does Lee understand the difference between an outline and a first draft? Why/why not?

3. Why is Lee so interested in a true-to-life modern Western?

4. What is the significance of Austin's impulse to drive to the desert after he gets the news about his script?

5. Why does Austin lend Lee his car?

6. What is Lee's example of a "great western"?

7. How have the two brothers reversed their roles in the beginning of the scene?

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

9. Why is Austin so surprised that Lee has "sealed the deal"?

10. Why could Mom possibly have so many locks in the house?

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