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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 Grandpa ask God to allow?
(a) The basement to be easily repaired.
(b) The family to continue living in the manner it has become used to.
(c) That Mr. Henderson leaves them alone.
(d) Paul and Mr. DePinna to stop making fireworks.

2. Where do Alice and Tony go on a date?
(a) To the Monte Carlo Ballet.
(b) To the Museum of Modern Art.
(c) To see the New York City Ballet.
(d) To a movie.

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

4. What is unusual about the apartment?
(a) The windows are boarded up.
(b) Everyone is in the same room.
(c) There are unusual noises throughout the apartment.
(d) It is quiet.

5. What might be some of the unusual noises heard throughout the apartment?
(a) Ghosts.
(b) The construction of fireworks.
(c) A party in the basement.
(d) Creaking of the old house.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Alice say to Tony?

2. What else does Alice declare?

3. What does Tony mention about his family?

4. Why is Mr. Henderson at the house?

5. What does Alice reveal about her evening?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Rheba and her actions in this scene. Why do the playwrights say she is African American? Could someone who is not African American play this role?

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

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

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

5. Who is Ed Carmichael? Why are he and Essie a perfect match?

6. How does Tony disagree with Alice? Why is he able to accept her family?

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

8. Describe Grandpa Vanderhof. From where is he returning? What does he enjoy about this activity?

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

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

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