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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. To what has Grandpa not responded?
(a) Phone calls from the courthouse.
(b) The police station's letters regarding his unpaid parking tickets.
(c) The government's letters regarding his tax evasion.
(d) Requests for him to find a job.

2. What does this person show Alice?
(a) A painting.
(b) A dance.
(c) Some fireworks.
(d) A book.

3. What does Alice say to Tony?
(a) Wait.
(b) Goodbye.
(c) Come in.
(d) Goodnight.

4. From what type of family does Alice come?
(a) One that is not accepting of others.
(b) One that is fairly typical.
(c) One that is similar to the Kirbys.
(d) One that accepts anyone, regardless of nationality or profession.

5. How does the reader or audience member know that this room serves more than one purpose?
(a) There is a counter and a cash register.
(b) Books and bookshelves line the walls of the room.
(c) With its eclectic elements, including live snakes, a xylophone, and a printing press.
(d) There are beds and multiple dresser drawers, showing it is a bedroom as well.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the couple act?

2. From where does Penny's daughter arrive?

3. From where do Paul Sycamore and Mr. DePinna emerge?

4. Who is the patriarch of this zany family?

5. Who is Penny's daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Tony reacting to Alice's behavior? Why is he reacting this way?

2. What does Grandpa persuade Alice to do? How is he able to do this?

3. What does Donald bring? Why? What is strange about this?

4. Who is Essie Carmichael? What is she doing in this scene? How does she fit seamlessly into the Sycamore family?

5. What does Alice say to Tony, regarding their relationship? Why does she say this? What assumptions is she making?

6. How does Grandpa relieve Mr. Kirby's fears? How does this also relieve the tension between the two families.

7. How does Mrs. Kirby react to this strange family? How does her behavior make Alice's fears become realized?

8. What has happened to both of the families? What might be the audience's reaction to this news?

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

10. What are Paul and Grandpa doing in this scene? How is this activity different from what has been displayed in past scenes?

(see the answer keys)

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