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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was an All-American half-back with a bright future ahead?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Dodge.
(c) Tilden.
(d) Bradley.

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

3. What is an indication of the family being dysfunctional?
(a) Stealing from each other's wallets.
(b) Father and mother (husband and wife) have a severely broken relationship.
(c) Different religions among family members.
(d) There are no daughters in the family.

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

5. Who's life is centered on a couch, television, and a bottle?
(a) Dodge.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Ansel.
(d) Father Dewis.

6. What event resulted because of the disintegration of this family structure?
(a) The adulterous relationship between Father Dewis and Halie.
(b) The incestuous relationship between Tilden and Halie.
(c) Ansel's marriage to a Catholic girl.
(d) The sexual relationship between Tilden and Bradley.

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

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

9. How can one tell that Halie is somewhat afraid of Bradley?
(a) She doesn't want him to get upset over a disarrayed house.
(b) She doesn't go out of the bedroom.
(c) She runs upstairs when he shows up.
(d) She stays with her neighbor.

10. Who spent time in jail?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Dodge.
(d) Father Dewis.

11. When Tilden left corn husks on the floor, who did Halie say would be upset if they found them on the floor?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Dodge.
(c) Ansel.
(d) Tilden.

12. Who is described as a drunken, ill, argumentative old man?
(a) Dodge.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Bradley.
(d) Ansel.

13. How many granddaughters did Dodge and Halie have?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) None.
(d) One.

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

15. What area can be seen from the living room during the play?
(a) The church.
(b) The vegtable garden.
(c) The back yard.
(d) The back porch.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has a wooden leg?

2. Why is Ansel not around anymore?

3. What does Halie say Dodge has become?

4. What was Halie expecting of Tilden?

5. What position did Dodge hold in the family?

(see the answer keys)

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