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SORRY, WRONG NUMBER QUIZ

Choose from the parenthesis the word that is being described.


1. A person or thing that causes mischief or annoyance. (cruller ulcer telegram fiend)
2. Full of complaints; complaining. (Invalid querulous dreadful Imperious)
3. To take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority (Ulcer apprehend invalid querulous)
4. Having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable.
(Plausible neurotic peripheral explicit)
5. Aperson who is too sick or weak to care for himself or herself. (querulous ulcer imperious invalid)
6. Emotionally unstable (cruller neurotic querulous fiend)
7. Fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; clearly developed or formulated (explicit apprehend implicit inefficient)
8. Amessage or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic dispatch. (ulcer plausible fiend telegram)
9. Not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive. (Stolid explicit invalid fiend)
10. Urgent; imperative (Fussy inefficient imperious dreadful)
11. Inconspicuous, unassertive, or reserved. (unobtrusive cruller stolid plausible)
12. A rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing. (ulcer, cruller, telegram, stolid)
13. To irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely (explicit dreadful imperious exasperate)
14. Lacking in ability, incompetent. (Inexplicit stolidly querulous inefficient)
15. Struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror. (aghast neurotic imperious peripheral)
16. What is a drama?
A. a form of literature to be acted onstage C. a sad story
B. a serious conflict between characters D. A serious story. The opposite of a comedy.
17. Which element shows that this is a drama?
A. problem or conflict C. stage directions
B. setting D. major characters
18. Who wrote the story "Sorry, Wrong Number"?
A. Rod Serling B. Ray Bradbury C. O' Henry D. Lucille Fletcher
19. "Sorry, Wrong Number" contains the element of suspense. Select the best definition for the word suspense.
A. severe drama between people, usually girls C. any type of conflict in a story
B. growing tension and excitement D. the most exciting part of a story
20. What is the setting of "Sorry, Wrong Number"?
A. Boston (at the location of Mr. Stevenson's emergency business trip)
B. 53 N. Sutton Place (the Stevenson's home in New York, near the Queensborough Bridge)
C. Chicago (while the Stevenson's are visiting family)
D. New York (in the alley near Second Ave.)
21. How would you describe Mrs. Stevenson
A. Selfless B. Self centered C. Respectful D. Curious
22. Near what bridge does Mrs. Stevenson live?
A. The Brooklyn Bridge C. The Manhattan Bridge
B. The Queensborough Bridge D. The Williamsburg Bridge
23. Why does Mrs. Stevenson not call the police upon learning of the murder plot?
A. She feels pressured by the 11:15 time C. She doesn't know the number the police
B. She's afraid no one will believe her D. She can't get them to answer the phone
24. In what city does this take place?
A. Chicago B. Manhattan C. New York D. Queens
25. What do we know about Mrs. Stevenson's PHYSICAL condition?
A. She is an invalid B. She is paranoid C. She is married D. She is stressed
26. Which statement best describes the main conflict in the play?
A. Mrs. Stevenson is trying to call her husband’s office, but the line is busy.
B. Mrs. Stevenson has overheard a murder plot, but she can’t get anyone to do anything about it.
C. Mrs. Stevenson is expecting her husband to come home, but he has gone away on a business trip.
D. Mrs. Stevenson wants to hire a nurse, but the hospital won’t send one without a doctor’s order.
27. Why wouldn't the operator trace the call?
A. Mrs. Stevenson was rude to her. C. The call had already ended
B. She didn't know how to D. It was impossible to trace phone calls during this era
28. In lines 28–29, Mrs. Stevenson is described as “a querulous, self-centered neurotic.” What effect does her character have on the plot?
A. It makes others less likely to take her seriously. C. It is the reason why her husband is working late.
B. It is the reason behind the plan to murder her. D. It makes others try especially hard to help her.
29. What evidence supports the inference that the “client” is Mrs. Stevenson’s husband?
A. He knew that the coast would be clear that night. C. He said that a knife would be okay.
B. He wants to be sure that the lights are out. D. He wants to make the murder look like a robbery.
30. How does Mrs. Stevenson react after hearing her husband’s telegram?
A. She screams at Western Union. C. She bursts into tears.
B. She remains calm. D. She calls the police.
31. Which line first suggests that Mrs. Stevenson might be the intended victim?
A. “It was a perfectly definite murder. I heard their plans distinctly.”
B. “Well, it’s unnerved me dreadfully—and I’m not well.”
C. “That’s near a bridge. . . And we have a private patrolman on our street.”
D. “Second Avenue is a very long street, ma’am."
32. Who ends up being the victim of the predicted murder?
A. Mrs. Stevenson B. The Maid C. Mr. Stevenson D. George
33. What does Mrs. Stevenson keep a supply of on her nightstand?
A. Toothpaste B. Cups C. Pill Bottles D. Tissues
34. Which of the following may be the primary motivation for Mrs. Stevenson's killer?
A. Mrs. Stevenson is a criminal C. She's mean
B. Mrs. Stevenson is going to murder someone D. Her illness and the constant care it requires
35. What tool does George intend to use as a murder weapon?
A. Silver Pistol B. Rope C. Knife D. Gun
36. What sound will muffle the screams of the intended victim according to George's superior?
A. Subway B. Train C. Dogs D. Cars
37. What time will the murder occur?
A. 11:10pm B. 11:05pm C. 11:00pm D. 11:15pm
38. What evidence DEFINITELY shows that Mr. Stevenson is the client
A. He wanted to cause very little pain C. He wanted it to look like a robbery
B. He knew no one else would be at the house D. He was out of town when it happened.
39. When does Mrs. Stevenson realize that she is FOR SURE the intended victim?
A. When she hears someone pick up the phone in the house C. When someone yells up the stairs
B. When the phone clicks off for the last time D. When the police tell her someone is in the house
40. Why didn't anyone help Mrs. Stevenson in the story?
A. She was a frequent liar, and no one could trust her. C. They knew she was the victim & didn't want to save her.
B. Women were not trusted back in 1943 D. She was rude to the people on the phone.
41. How does Mrs. Stevenson feel after talking to the operators?
A. It soothes her panicked feelings C. It creates added frustration
B. It resolves the main conflict of the story D. It forces her to leave the house
42. What is the climax of the story
A. Mrs. Stevenson overhears the murder plot C. She receives a message that her husband is not coming home
B. Mrs. Stevenson calls the police D. She hears George in her home and tries to escape
43. What is the effect of George’s line, “Sorry, wrong number” at the end of the play?
A. Duffy thinks that nothing important has happened. C. Duffy decides to investigate what has happened.
B. The reason for the murder is revealed. D. The Operator decides to trace the call.
44. What is the telephone number of her husband’s office?
45. What is the name of the killer?

ARRANGING OF EVENTS. Write letters A-J to indicate the chronology of events.


Sorry, Wrong Number tells the story of Mrs. Elbert Stevenson an invalid woman confined to her bed, who becomes increasingly frantic as the
story progresses.
 The operator explains that only the police can push through a request like that, and so begins 20 minutes of calls to the police,
telephone operators, and even to the phone company's Chief Operator as Mrs. Stevenson attempts to alert someone to the gravity of the
situation.
 The drama begins with Mrs. Stevenson attempting to call her husband, who is working late.
 Frustrated with the busy signal, she seeks the help of the operator who connects her through to what she assumes is her husband's
office phone.
 Instead of hearing his familiar voice, she listens in on a conversation where two men are plotting a murder. The victim is a woman, home
alone, who lives near a bridge. The men plan for the attack to take place just as the train crosses the bridge, so the sound will mask any
screams from the victim.
 Horrified by what she hears, Mrs. Stevenson calls the operator to demand that she trace the source of this call.
 None of the people she talks to will acknowledge that she is in any danger. Meanwhile, the audience learns that Mrs. Stevenson has
been confined to her bed for 12 years with anxiety issues. No one on the phone has the answers she's seeking and her anxiety mounts,
building suspense that her health may be at risk.
 The drama culminates in a scene were Mrs. Stevenson becomes certain that she's the target of the murder; after all, she lives near a
train that crosses a bridge, and when she hears that her husband has left town on business, she knows that she will be at home alone at
the designated time for the attack.
 Sgt. Duffy ask about the nature of the caller's emergency.
 The killer picks up the phone, explains that he's fine, and says that he never meant to dial the police. He apologizes for dialing a wrong
number and hangs up.
 In the final minutes she hears an intruder listening on the downstairs phone, and then she picks out footsteps coming up the stairs. She
hastily calls the police for help, and just before they answer the phone, her terrified screams let the audience know that she has been
caught by the killer.

(NB: The quiz was taken from quiziz.com and the sequencing of events from study.com)