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

2. Who is the author of the play?

3. How long does Leonardo tell his wife he has been replacing his horse's shoes?

4. What flower does the mother say her husband smells like?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Leonardo and the bride discuss while they are hiding in the woods in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

3. What do the moon and the beggar woman want to do together in terms of dealing with the lovers?

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

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

6. What does the bride tell the groom when she leaves the party after the wedding?

7. What do the woodcutters argue with the moon about when they first meet?

8. What do Leonardo and his wife argue about before leaving for the church?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the characters' struggles with being an individual versus being a member of society. What visible boundaries do the characters have for trying to do both?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concept of fate in the play. What role does fate play in the lives of the play's characters? Does anyone tempt or try and alter their fate? If so, what are the ramifications of this?

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