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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act III, Scene 1 through Act III, Scene 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Hanschen reason that he must destroy the painting?
(a) Destroying it will keep other people from using the picture.
(b) Destroying it will keep the picture pure in his mind.
(c) Destroying it will keep him from sexual desire.
(d) Destroying it will set him free to love another picture.

2. In the Act II, Scene 2, what event has occurred within Wendla's family?
(a) Her sister has had a baby.
(b) Wendla's sister is arrested for prostitution.
(c) Her sister has died in childbirth.
(d) Wendla's father dies.

3. Why is Mrs. Bergmann concerned about Wendla's dress?
(a) It is too shapeless on her.
(b) It is too long on her.
(c) It is too adult for her.
(d) It is too short for her.

4. How was the rape scene censored in reissues of A Children's Tragedy?
(a) Melchior does not go through with the rape.
(b) It was scripted to take place in a blackout.
(c) It was taken out of the script entirely.
(d) Wendla was given a line that shows clear consent.

5. According to the masked man, what is morality?
(a) A mixture of what people think should be done and what they want to do.
(b) A fallacy of "doing good."
(c) What the government says should be done.
(d) A made-up concept to keep people in line.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the artist of Hanschen's picture in Act II, Scene 3?

2. Despite the complexity of A Children's Tragedy what striking aspect is the most widely known about this play?

3. What was censored in reissues of A Children's Tragedy?

4. For how long may Wendla wear her old dress?

5. Who does Bentley believe is the inspiration for the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Gabor?

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