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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who has come for dinner with the Sycamore family?
(a) Mr. Kolenkhov.
(b) The Kirbys.
(c) Tony Kirby.
(d) Mr. Henderson.

2. Why does Alice wonder if a visitor has arrived?
(a) The doorbell sounds.
(b) There is a knock on the door.
(c) Her mother is at the door.
(d) The dog starts to bark.

3. Why does Alice feel she has to refuse this?
(a) She wants to be a wife and mother, not a career woman.
(b) She wants a normal life.
(c) Her family will miss her.
(d) She and Tony will not last, if her family is not accepted by him and his family.

4. Why are the family members interrupting Alice and Tony?
(a) They love them and want the couple to feel a part of the family.
(b) They want to be the center of attention.
(c) They like to be bothersome.
(d) They do not want Tony to date Alice.

5. Why does Alice relent?
(a) She does not have the willpower to argue.
(b) Tony is very convincing.
(c) She loves and trusts Tony.
(d) She wants their relationship to work.

6. What does Alice declare?
(a) She wants to begin reading the book immediately.
(b) The fireworks' red glow is beautiful.
(c) The painting is the most beautiful one she has ever seen.
(d) The dance is beautiful.

7. What does Alice ask her family to do?
(a) To leave the house.
(b) To please behave tonight.
(c) To keep Tony away from her.
(d) To hide in their rooms.

8. What genre of play is "You Can't Take It With You?"
(a) Romantic comedy.
(b) Historical fiction.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) Non-fiction.

9. Why does Alice say about everything in the world?
(a) It is disgusting.
(b) It is dirty.
(c) It is beautiful.
(d) It is sad.

10. How does Mr. Henderson leave?
(a) Disappointed.
(b) In a huff.
(c) With encouragement from Grandpa.
(d) He is thrown out of the house.

11. What is the purpose of the cluttered and chaotic living room of Grandpa Vanderhof?
(a) The characters discuss this location in the first scene.
(b) The characters are headed here in the first scene.
(c) It is the setting for part of the first scene.
(d) It is where the play opens.

12. What scenario mirrors the challenges of the American family endured during the dire economic times of the Depression?
(a) Alice and Tony being unsure if they have enough in common.
(b) The lack of the acceptance of Alice's family by Tony.
(c) Alice's love for the family in spite of difficulties and differences.
(d) Alice's desire to be a career woman.

13. Why might Tony feel the way he does about the Sycamore family?
(a) They are not as kind as his family.
(b) They are more accepting than his own family.
(c) They are strange and unusual.
(d) They do not seem to like him.

14. How are the characters introduced?
(a) By Grandpa.
(b) Alice introduces them.
(c) As they come in and out of this room.
(d) A voice-over describes each character.

15. On what does Ed work?
(a) A new fireworks design.
(b) The printing press.
(c) A painting.
(d) A new woodworking project.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the family members think of Tony?

2. What does Alice agree to do?

3. Whose son is Tony?

4. How might Alice feel about being interrupted by her family members?

5. Who does Alice find?

(see the answer keys)

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