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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 does Joe call Edna after she says that he is "crawling like a worm?"
(a) A red.
(b) A tramp.
(c) A nag.
(d) An ungrateful shrew.

2. Why do the characters assemble in the first scene?
(a) To eat dinner at a restaurant.
(b) To listen to sports on radio.
(c) To play a game of cards.
(d) To talk about a strike.

3. In Scene 2, what does Joe find when he arrives home from work at the end of the day?
(a) A living room without furniture.
(b) An old friend who had come to visit.
(c) The police waiting to arrest him.
(d) A new couch and chair.

4. What does Joe mean when he says, "I rode the wheels off the chariot."?
(a) His cab has a flat tire.
(b) The front wheel has fallen off his motorcycle.
(c) He has done a lot of driving.
(d) He rode on a bus over 100 miles.

5. How does Joe feel about being the man of the house?
(a) He likes making the important decisions.
(b) He wishes he could be a kid again.
(c) That's just the way it is.
(d) He does not believe women can think for themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Fayette's attitude about death and war?

2. How much of a raise is Miller initially offered?

3. What does Joe bring home from the war?

4. Who are the two main characters in Scene 3?

5. Who is the first character to speak in the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the first indications that Joe and Edna are having financial problems?

2. How are Scenes 1 and 2 related?

3. How do you think Irv feels as a result of his behavior toward Florence?

4. How does Clayton connect to the workers?

5. Is Fayette's decision to fire Miller for refusing to spy on his supervisor morally right or wrong?

6. Why does Edna threaten infidelity as a way to convince Joe to support a strike?

7. How does the dialogue about smoking and drinking speak to the qualities of the two characters?

8. What makes Scene 4 romantic?

9. What is the significance of the discussion about Fayette's office?

10. How does Fatt try to convince the workers not to take action?

(see the answer keys)

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