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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 is the cover in the lullaby made of?

3. Whom does the mother question her neighbor about in Act 1, Scene 1?

4. What question does Leonardo's wife ask him that makes him angry?

5. Where does Leonardo tell his mother-in-law his horse has been after she comments that it looks very tired?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Leonardo tell the bride they're pretending by claiming to forget about their love and move on to other people? What has this really caused to happen?

4. During the conversation between the bride and Leonardo just before her wedding day, what does Leonardo blame the bride for?

5. After Leonardo gives his excuse for being out on his horse, what does his wife begin doing?

6. What does the bride ask of the groom just before they are to be married?

7. What reasons do the mother and son give to the bride's father when he asks why they took the long way around to his home?

8. What excuse does Leonardo give his mother-in-law for being out so long on his horse in Act 1, Scene 2?

9. How does Leonardo react when his wife asks why he is leaving the house again at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

10. What do the woodcutters ask of death when they meet her in the woods in Act 3, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the play's portrayal of mourning. How do the characters in the play mourn similarly and differently? What does mourning bring to these characters?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the portrayal of woman's roles in society in the play. Do any of the female characters stray from this role? If so, what are the ramifications for their desire to play a different role?

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