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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the mother say her son and the bride's father can join their land?

2. What does the baby do after the lullaby is finished?

3. What is the mother describing in the following text: "They let them eat there, and smoke, and make music if they want to!"?

4. What does the girl tell Leonardo's wife the son and his mother bought at the store?

5. Who is described as "fresh as a dahlia"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the mother-in-law tell her daughter to mourn Leonardo?

2. Why does the bride come out of her room and confront Leonardo just before her wedding?

3. What prompts the son to ask his mother, "Would you like me to kill them"?

4. How does the servant describe to the bride's father how Leonardo and his wife arrived from the church after the wedding?

5. What does the beggar woman offer to the groom when he first meets her in the woods?

6. What do the mother and the bride's father argue about before the wedding?

7. How does Leonardo treat his wife after his mother-in-law mentions he once dated her cousin?

8. What reason does the bride give her servant for not wanting to get married?

9. What do the groom and the youth discuss in the forest in Act 3, Scene 1?

10. What does the mother say about the day her other son died?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the play, both the bride and Leonardo show similar reactions to the bride and son's impending wedding. What is this reaction? What is the author's intent of portraying such similar reactions between these two characters?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the role of isolation in the play. Who are the most isolated characters? What causes their isolation? What is the author's purpose for portraying isolation in this way?

Essay Topic 3

In the play, both the mother and the bride discuss their desires for very similar things. Compare and contrast the mother and the bride. What common bond do these seemingly different characters have with each other? Do these characters realize their similar desires?

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