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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. Why is Essie Carmichael making candy?
(a) She loves candy.
(b) Her husband, Ed, has taken orders for the sweets that need to be filled today.
(c) Her mother sells candy from the home.
(d) It is one of her many hobbies.

2. What must Alice and Tony do?
(a) Part for the evening.
(b) Face her family.
(c) Get packed to run away.
(d) Say goodbye and end their relationship.

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

4. How does Alice feel about her family?
(a) She is angry that they are not normal.
(b) She adores them in spite of their quirkiness.
(c) She is annoyed and embarrassed by their odd behavior.
(d) She dreams of escaping their oddities.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tony ask Alice to do?

2. Why does Alice declare this?

3. What does Grandpa enjoy doing?

4. What does this person show Alice?

5. Why does Alice say about everything in the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Penny comment about Alice? Why? Why might Alice be attracted to this type of man?

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

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

4. What is known about Tony? What does Alice ask of her family, regarding Tony? Why does she ask this of them?

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

6. Why does Alice relent?

7. What is ironic about Alice?

8. How is Tony beginning to act more like the Sycamore family? Why?

9. How does this scene open? How does this continue to reflect the Sycamore family's quirkiness?

10. What is the outcome of Grandpa's tax evasion? What might be the response of audience members?

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