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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a key factor that started the crack in Halie and Dodge's relationship?
(a) She grew flowers like everyone in the area.
(b) Halie went from the city life full of activity to an isolated life on the farm.
(c) She loved to make quilts.
(d) She had a very good herb garden.

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

3. Who has a wooden leg?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Father Dewis.
(d) Ansel.

4. What is Act One all about?
(a) The best way to grow vegtables.
(b) The virtue of marriage.
(c) How to be a strong Christian.
(d) The Introduction of the characters and the setting of the play.

5. Why is Ansel not around anymore?
(a) He died on his honeymoon.
(b) He took all the tools from the farm and ran away.
(c) He picked vegetables from the backyard garden and was bitten by a dog.
(d) He cut off his leg with a chain saw.

6. Who tried to present themselves as the one in charge of the family, but was ignored by everyone?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Halie.
(d) Father Dewis.

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

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

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

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

11. What is Halie's real personality?
(a) Committed to Bradley.
(b) Mourning Ansel.
(c) Devoted to Tilden.
(d) Promiscuous and self-centered.

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

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

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

15. Who does Halie say needs to stay out of the yard?
(a) Dodge.
(b) Bradley.
(c) Tilden.
(d) Father Dewis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position did Dodge hold in the family?

2. How can one tell that Halie is somewhat afraid of Bradley?

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

4. What area can be seen from the living room during the play?

5. Who hid under a blanket when they wanted to shut out the world?

(see the answer keys)

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