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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. Where does Barbara say her husband and daughter have gone in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Canada.
(b) Colorado.
(c) New York.
(d) Chicago.

2. For whom does Johnna say she works at the Weston home in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) For Violet.
(b) For herself.
(c) For Jean.
(d) For Beverly.

3. What phrase does Violet repeat at the end of Act 3, Scene 5?
(a) "And then you're gone."
(b) "And then you're here."
(c) "I love you."
(d) "Please come back."

4. What are Steve and Jean doing in the kitchen at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Drinking beer.
(b) Smoking a joint.
(c) Drinking wine.
(d) Watching television.

5. What does Barbara say divorce is in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) "An embarrassing public admission of defeat."
(b) "An inevitable part of marriage."
(c) "A separation of family, love, and togetherness."
(d) "A struggle of opposing wills."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mattie Fae reveal about Little Charles to Barbara in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. Who at the dinner table is vegetarian in Act 2?

3. In what kind of car does Violet say Beverly lived from the ages of four until ten?

4. Who says grace before the funeral dinner in Act 2?

5. Where does Karen say she'll be in January as she leaves in Act 3, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Violet and Little Charles juxtaposed against one another in Act 2?

2. What is the predominant theme in Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What is the significance of Ivy and Little Charles's placement in the dining room in Act 2?

4. Where in Act 3, Scene 5 does the climax of the plot occur?

5. What is revealed of Beverly's death in Act 3, Scene 5?

6. What triggers the conflict between Barbara and Violet in Act 2?

7. How does irony apply to Violet's character in August: Osage County?

8. What happens when Barbara and Violet are left alone together in Act 3, Scene 1?

9. What conversation takes place between Charlie and Mattie Fae when they are left alone in Act 3, Scene 1?

10. How is the theme of competition illustrated in Act 3?

(see the answer keys)

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