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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who taunted Halie about " the breeder-man teaching her a thing or two?"
(a) Bradley.
(b) Dodge.
(c) Father Dewis.
(d) Tildren.

2. Who pretends that their marriage and relationship displays a loving partnership?
(a) Dodge.
(b) Halie.
(c) Tilden.
(d) Bradley.

3. According to Dodge, how long has it been since the garden has been worked?
(a) Thirty years.
(b) Tilden's return.
(c) Since the death of Ansel.
(d) Bradley's return.

4. Who had an incestuous relationship?
(a) Halie and Father Dewis.
(b) Halie and Ansel.
(c) Halie and Tilden.
(d) Halie and Bradley.

5. What is the first thing noticed about Halie?
(a) She is in the garden club.
(b) She loves vegetables.
(c) She tries to pretend that her marriage and family are strong.
(d) She constructs grave stones.

6. Why did Sam Shepard choose a farm as the setting of this play?
(a) He loves to watch vegetables grow.
(b) He was sure Dodge would rally in the end.
(c) It was a contrast between fertile farming and the deterioration of this family.
(d) It was a beautiful vision of this family's fruitful garden.

7. Which of Ansel's action does Halie detest the most?
(a) Failing an exam.
(b) Buying a car.
(c) Running the marathon.
(d) Marrying a Catholic.

8. Halie pretends to care for who?
(a) Tilden.
(b) Ansel.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Dodge.

9. What was Halie expecting of Tilden?
(a) Tilden will buy groceries for the house.
(b) Tilden will become a priest.
(c) Tilden should take care of Bradley.
(d) Tilden will bring food everyday.

10. Who was in New Mexico?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Father Dewis.
(d) Dodge.

11. Which statement best describes Dodge's life?
(a) He is proud of his wife.
(b) His life is confined to the couch, television, and a bottle.
(c) He is devoted to his children.
(d) He is very active and loves to jog.

12. When did Halie say she knew Ansel would be a dead man?
(a) When the priest had a gun.
(b) When he kissed the bride.
(c) When he placed a ring on his bride's finger.
(d) When Dodge cried.

13. Who usually comes home drunk after being out all night? And who does she bring with her?
(a) Bradley and Halie.
(b) Halie and Father Dewis.
(c) Tilden and Halie.
(d) Dodge and Halie.

14. One of the characters appears to be an upright and righteous member of the church. Who is that character?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Halie.
(d) Bradley.

15. Dodge said this to whom? "Don't go outside. There's nothing out there."
(a) Tilden.
(b) Bradley.
(c) Father Dewis.
(d) Ansel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Halie spend most of her time?

2. What does Halie say Dodge has become?

3. Why does Sam Shepard write about this type of family?

4. What event resulted because of the disintegration of this family structure?

5. What seemed to be just below the surface of this family's relationship?

(see the answer keys)

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