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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. How does Alice respond to Tony?
(a) She is even more ashamed of her family.
(b) She relents.
(c) She still does not want to marry him.
(d) She agrees to run away with him.

2. Where does Alice go to get ready for her date?
(a) In the office.
(b) In her own home.
(c) In the basement.
(d) Upstairs.

3. Why does Alice assume Tony will not be able to accept her family?
(a) She has a difficult time believing they can be accepted.
(b) Tony has already complained about her family's odd behavior.
(c) No one else accepts her family.
(d) Tony is very critical.

4. Why is Mr. Henderson at the house?
(a) He has some of the Sycamore's mail.
(b) He is Alice's date.
(c) He has come to speak to Grandpa.
(d) He is coming for dinner.

5. Where are Alice and Tony Kirby going?
(a) To an art show.
(b) Out to dinner.
(c) To the symphony.
(d) Out to a movie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Mr. Henderson?

2. Why might Tony like Alice's family?

3. What does Alice Sycamore do for a living?

4. What takes place at Columbia University?

5. Why does Alice tell Tony she cannot marry him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Alice and Tony do after they return from their date? What does this show about their relationship?

2. Why does Mr. Henderson appear? How might the audience react to the arrival of this character?

3. How does the play open? What does the audience member and reader learn about the family from the set?

4. How are the characters introduced? Why might the playwright use this technique to present the personalities and quirkiness of these characters to the audience or reader?

5. How is the household continuing as usual that evening? How are the characters even more strange than initially thought?

6. Why does Alice relent?

7. Why is the Grand Duchess at the Sycamore's home? How can the audience members relate to this?

8. Why is Ed feeling uncertain about his work? What might this foreshadow?

9. Would Tony's family be so accepting of Alice? Why or why not?

10. How does the family respond to this crisis? How does this prolong the hilarity of this scene for the audience?

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