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

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

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

4. Who was an all-American halfback with a bright future ahead of them?
(a) Bradley.
(b) Tilden.
(c) Father Drewis.
(d) Dodge.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tried to present themselves as the one in charge of the family, but was ignored by everyone?

2. Who does Halie tell Dodge they have to take care of?

3. What character was on stage during Act one?

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

5. Where did Halie spend most of her time?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Halie's frustration over the two brothers, Tilden and Bradley?

2. What is Halie's predication about Bradley and the corn husks on the floor?

3. What are we told happened to Ansel?

4. What proves that Halie is far from a care taking wife?

5. How do the family members get along in the first act of this play?

6. Why do you think Tilden acts the way he does?

7. What's one indication that Tilden is not his self and disturbed?

8. Why does Halie resent the Catholics?

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

10. What is Halie's way of showing her apparent concern for Dodge?

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