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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where did Tilden return from, broken and unable to care for himself?
(a) New Mexico
(b) Arizonia
(c) Texas
(d) Illinois

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

4. What did Sam Shepherd chose a farm as the setting of this play?
(a) He loves to watch vegetables grow.
(b) It was a beautiful vision of this family's fruitful garden.
(c) He was sure Dodge would rallie in the end.
(d) it was a contrast between fertile farming and the deteriation of this family.

5. What type of life did Halie leave behind when she married Dodge?
(a) Life in the city with variety and stimulation.
(b) Being an upstanding member of the church.
(c) Caring for Bradley.
(d) Being the mother of Ansel.

6. What is the backdrop for this play?
(a) The backporch overlooking the garden.
(b) Living room in an Illinois farm house.
(c) Upstairs where Halie hides during the play.
(d) The backyard where vegetables are picked.

7. Who cut off Dodge's hair?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Halie.
(d) Father Drewis.

8. Why does Halie say she didn't want Tilden not to go outside?
(a) Bradley will cut his hair.
(b) Dodge will hide from him.
(c) She doesn't want him to get wet in the rain.
(d) Father Dewis will pray for him.

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

10. Who are having an adulterous affair in the play?
(a) Halie and Bradley.
(b) Halie and Tilden.
(c) Halie and and Dodge.
(d) Halie and Father Drewis.

11. Who does Halie tell Dodge they have to take care of?
(a) Tilden.
(b) The Baby.
(c) Father Dewis.
(d) Bradley.

12. What happened to Ansel?
(a) Died on his honeymoon.
(b) Cut off his leg with a chain saw.
(c) Took all the tools from the farm.
(d) He continued to pick vetables from the backyard garden.

13. What seemed to be just below the surface of this family's relationship?
(a) A light reference to a dark family secret.
(b) That Father Dewis truly cared for Halie.
(c) The fact that Bradley was a drunk.
(d) That Tilden was a practising Catholic.

14. What character was on stage during Act one?
(a) Dodge.
(b) Bradley.
(c) Tilden.
(d) Father Drewis.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Halie say she and Father Dewis were doing all night when they came home drunk?

2. One of the characters appears to be an upright and righteous member of the church, who is that character?

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

4. Who had a wooden leg form an accident with a chain saw?

5. Who's life is centered on a couch, television, and a bottle?

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