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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 Saul give Lee a read-through for the script?
(a) He owes Austin a favor.
(b) He thinks the story is genius already.
(c) He is always looking for new material.
(d) Lee has threatened to hit him.

2. What is Lee concerned about breaking?
(a) He is concerned about breaking Austin's concentration.
(b) He is concerned about breaking the table.
(c) He is concerned about breaking the window.
(d) He is concerned about breaking his glass.

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

4. When Austin mentions Lee lived in the desert, where does Saul assume he meant?
(a) The Mojave.
(b) Alaska.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Palm Springs.

5. Why does Saul want Austin to wait before typing out a first draft?
(a) He wants to get some seed money first.
(b) He feels the project will never get off the ground.
(c) He thinks the story needs fleshing out and plans to bring in a team.
(d) He plans to steal the idea and type it himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what kind of table is Lee seated?

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

3. What does Saul tell Lee to do with his story?

4. Whose hand does Saul shake before he leaves?

5. Why couldn't Lee sleep last night?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the beginning of the play, which brother appears to have his life in order?

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

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

4. How do Saul and Lee try to lure Austin to the project?

5. How does Austin leave the situation with Saul?

6. What roles did the brothers used to take as children?

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

8. Where did Lee go instead of sleeping, and why did he go there?

9. What does Austin use as a reference when Lee asks him the time?

10. Why has Mom come home early?

(see the answer keys)

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