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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who owned this farm?
(a) Bradley, since he repesented order to this family.
(b) Tilden, because he had a vegetable garden.
(c) Ansel, because he spent his life preparing the land to harvest.
(d) Dodge, the father and husband.

2. Halie tells Dodge they have to take care of someone. Who is she talking about?
(a) Father Dewis.
(b) Tilden.
(c) The Baby.
(d) Bradley.

3. Whose betrayal started the total destruction of this family?
(a) Ansel's wife.
(b) Tilden's.
(c) Bradley's.
(d) Halie's.

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has a security blanket?

2. Where did Bradley go, only to return emotionally broken?

3. Who spent time in jail?

4. What does Tilden continue to bring in from the backyard?

5. What is an indication of the family being dysfunctional?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Bradley in Act 1. How do you picture him?

2. Describe the setting of this story briefly. Is the farm an appropriate setting for the play? Why?

3. If it was not mentioned that Tilden is Vince's father, can the reader tell the relationship between the two? Why?

4. How do you think Dodge and Shelly interacted?

5. Is it easy for Vince to connect with his family when he comes to visit?

6. Discuss Shelly's participation in the visit. Describe Shelly's behavior as well.

7. Is there anything in Act 2 that describes the relationship between Dodge and Tilden?

8. What is Halie's participation in appeasing Vince's anger? What does this say about Halie?

9. What does Halie think about her son Ansel at the beginning of the story?

10. Describe Vince in Act 3.

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