Blood Wedding Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does the girl call Leonardo's wife when she comes to her home in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Who does the mother reminisce about by noting that he is now the same age as the bride would be on her wedding day?

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

4. What does the mother say to her son just before he leaves her house in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. What is the cot in the lullaby made of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does the mother ask her son if he's wearing a watch after they arrive at his bride's home?

3. What are some of the positive things the father says about his daughter to the son and his mother when they first meet?

4. Why does the mother say she wishes her son was a girl?

5. After the wife shows surprise at hearing that Leonardo has been taking his horse across the plain, how does Leonardo react towards her?

6. How does Leonardo's wife respond to him after he says he almost never uses his horse?

7. In Act 1, Scene 2 when the messenger girl comes to the house telling of the gifts the son has bought for his bride, how does the mother-in-law react?

8. How does the mother react when the neighbor tells her that her husband and son are better off where they are in Act 1, Scene 1?

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

10. What are some of the complaints the mother makes about the bride's land?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the male characters' views of marriage in the play. Compare and contrast these views and analyze the importance of the differences shown between the male characters.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolism of blood in the play. What does blood mean to the characters in terms of marriage and family? What about love?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the mother and son's view of forgiveness. How does each character handle their issues from the past? What role does forgiveness play when dealing with these issues?

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