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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Other than Henry, what is the name of one of the gang members in prison?
(a) Loopy.
(b) Dopey.
(c) Doc.
(d) Smiley.

2. Who represents the people who learn about life by reading about it?
(a) The Press.
(b) The judge and the Press.
(c) The policemen.
(d) Alice and George.

3. What is the sound that is blaring at the beginning of Act 1, scene ii?
(a) Beat boxes.
(b) Sirens.
(c) Car horns.
(d) Music.

4. When George Shearer meets the boys for the first time, he says he is a lawyer hired to do what?
(a) Protect the boys' gang.
(b) Keep the boys out of jail.
(c) Protect the boys' parents.
(d) Represent the boys.

5. What does the zoot suit take a lot of to make?
(a) Time.
(b) Cloth.
(c) Money.
(d) String.

6. El Pachuco describes the "Pachuco" as part heroic what?
(a) Joke.
(b) Tale.
(c) Poem.
(d) Story.

7. The type of people Alice and George represent are common at the time of the play, and when else?
(a) In the 20s.
(b) In the 80s.
(c) Today.
(d) In the 1800s.

8. What is name of the rival gang that appears in Act 1, scene i?
(a) Easts.
(b) Downeys.
(c) Wests.
(d) Sourtenos.

9. In Act 1, scene 5, what do the questions from the Press hint at?
(a) Beatings.
(b) A frame-up.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Shoddy investigative work.

10. Who is Henry's girlfriend when Henry appears for the first time in the play?
(a) Stella.
(b) Della.
(c) Ella.
(d) Vella.

11. What does Henry believe the police will do to throw him in jail?
(a) Set him up on a phony charge.
(b) Charge him with a parole violation.
(c) Make him commit another crime.
(d) Set people up to accuse him.

12. Alice and George represent well-meaning what?
(a) Intellectual conservatives.
(b) Intellectual rightists.
(c) Intellectual leftists.
(d) Intellectual social engagers.

13. What does El Pachuco believe should be most important to a true pachuco?
(a) Community.
(b) Honor.
(c) Country.
(d) Loyalty.

14. El Pachuco says Henry should stay and fight a war in his hometown against what?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Crime.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Unemployment.

15. According to El Pachuco, what do people think Henry is?
(a) A peaceful leader.
(b) A patient gang member.
(c) A smart man.
(d) A violent thug.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting of Act 1, scene i?

2. How many parts are there in Act 1, scene iv?

3. According to El Pachuco, why is Alice asking Henry questions?

4. When Henry starts listening to El Pachuco, it shows he is starting to act less in his own interests and more in the interests of what?

5. What is exploding at the beginning of Act 1, scene ii?

(see the answer keys)

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