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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. In the lullaby sung by Leonardo's wife and mother-in-law, what is the animal afraid of?

2. What does the mother's neighbor say is responsible for cutting off a young neighborhood boy's arms?

3. What does the servant ask the bride to do after the son and mother have left?

4. Finish the line from the lullaby: "And in its eye a dagger of ___".

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the mother refuse to leave her home to live with her son?

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

3. What item do the servant girls bother the bride about after the wedding and how does she react towards them?

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

5. How does the bride react when the son asks her about their wedding day during her first meeting with the mother?

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

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

8. How does the mother react towards the bride's pleas to her after the two mens' deaths?

9. How does the mother react when she learns her son's bride once dated a member of the Felix family?

10. What does the mother-in-law talk to her daughter about when they arrive at the house after the deaths of Leonardo and the son?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Discuss the symbolism of horses in the play. What do they represent? Are horses used to personify certain characters?

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