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Brighton Beach Memoirs Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 133 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 many years has Nora been in dancing school in Act I?
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 3
(d) 1

2. What is Kate carrying in Act I when she walks out of the kitchen and says to Eugene, “On my kitchen floor? Do you want me dead, is that what you want”?
(a) A roller skate
(b) A skateboard
(c) A train set
(d) A jump rope

3. How long have Blanche and her children lived in the Jerome household in Act I?
(a) 4 and ½ years
(b) 3 and ½ years
(c) 2 and ½ years
(d) 5 years

4. What color baseball cap is Eugene wearing in the opening of Act I?
(a) Green
(b) Blue
(c) Red
(d) Yellow

5. In Act I, Eugene says his name is the second worst name ever given to a male child. What is the “first worst” name?
(a) Peter Gnarley
(b) Chaim Potok
(c) Haskell Fleischmann
(d) Everly Williams

Short Answer Questions

1. What role did actor Peter Michael Goetz play in the original cast of Brighton Beach Memoirs?

2. Laurie tells her mom in Act I that her teacher says glasses should be changed every how often?

3. When Eugene’s mother tells him to stop throwing the baseball against the wall in the opening of Act I, he tells her this game is for what?

4. Where does Kate describe her parents packing up and leaving the house to come to America in Act I?

5. Where does Nora say the Broadway musical she wants to be in will premiere first in Act I?

Short Essay Questions

1. What dream does Eugene describe to Stanley in Act I? What is Stanley’s response?

2. How is the setting of Brighton Beach Memoirs described in the opening stage directions for Act I? What year is the play set in?

3. What comprises the second floor of the Jerome house, according to the stage directions in Act I? How is the setting related to the themes in the play?

4. How is the theme of responsibility illustrated in Act I of Brighton Beach Memoirs?

5. What do Kate and Blanche discuss alone downstairs after dinner in Act I?

6. What news does Stanley relate to Eugene in their room before dinner in Act I?

7. How does the historical context of the play relate to its themes?

8. Why does Eugene’s mother call him inside in the beginning of Act I? What does Eugene relate about his ambitions in this scene?

9. How would you describe Eugene’s relationship with his family in Act I?

10. How is the Jerome house described in the stage directions for Act I? What comprises the first floor of the house?

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