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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 event did Kreton want to see?
(a) The Battle of Gettysburg.
(b) The Battle of Benedict.
(c) The Battle of Bull Run.
(d) The Battle of the Bulge.

2. Where does Conrad sign his name as Ulysses Grant?
(a) At a hotel.
(b) In the bar.
(c) His license.
(d) On his army registration form.

3. Why is Conrad forced to spend the night?
(a) The family is under house arrest.
(b) Conrad is marrying Ellen.
(c) Conrad wants to visit with the alien.
(d) The family cannot exit because of the spaceship.

4. In what year was Kreton expecting to land?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1861.
(c) 1661.
(d) 1761.

5. Which uniform does Kreton say he prefers?
(a) The ones with feathers.
(b) The blue ones.
(c) The pink ones.
(d) The ones with buttons.

Short Answer Questions

1. To where does Tom lead Reba and Roger to show them the spacecraft?

2. What does Roger report he needs to leave the house?

3. What does Kreton put around the ship?

4. What does Conrad note Ellen can do at the same time as making love?

5. What piece of equipment does Powers ask about in terms of the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Roger annoyed with Conrad and Ellen?

2. Describe the scene when Kreton reveals his power. What can he do? How does he prove it?

3. Kreton notes the best scientific discoveries, including the atom bomb, radar, and lunch meat, were all discovered during war. Is this true?

4. Explain Powers' complaint at the beginning of the play in terms of what he has been given as responsibility, and who he blames for the change.

5. What happened when Conrad and Ellen tried to check into a hotel?

6. What is each character thinking at the end of Act I?

7. Aside from the politics of war, what does Powers complain will suffer as a result of this war?

8. What does Powers see as the biggest problem in war?

9. Explain where Kreton lives.

10. Do you think Powers should be directing any military action, knowing he has never been in battle? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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