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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has Dr. Cardin asked Mrs. Mortar to do which irritates her?
(a) Vacuum the study room.
(b) Pick up his laundry.
(c) Make a pot of coffee.
(d) Leave the room where Mary is resting.

2. How does Dr. Cardin respond to Martha's request that he speak to Mrs. Tilford?
(a) He resists.
(b) He agrees to do it.
(c) He agrees to think about it.
(d) He refuses.

3. Who is the woman who monitors the study room?
(a) Mrs. Lily Fair.
(b) Mrs. Lily Mortar.
(c) Mrs. Rose Morton.
(d) Mrs. Lily Dobie.

4. Who is Mary's grandmother?
(a) Mrs. Cardin.
(b) Mrs. Tilford.
(c) Mrs. Mortar.
(d) Mrs. Dobie.

5. What punishment does Karen inflict on Mary?
(a) No phone privileges for two weeks.
(b) Confinement to the school grounds for two weeks.
(c) Kitchen duty for two weeks.
(d) Tutoring duties for two weeks.

6. How does Mrs. Tilford react to Mary's visit?
(a) Angrily.
(b) Happily.
(c) Warily.
(d) Joyously.

7. The girls at school are troubled because _________________________.
(a) the Spring Fling dance may be cancelled.
(b) the boys' school has a new curfew.
(c) Summer vacation is shorter this year.
(d) they have witnessed the inappropriate behavior.

8. For what does Mrs. Tilford reprimand Mary?
(a) Getting expelled.
(b) Drinking beer.
(c) Smoking marijuana.
(d) Her malicious behavior.

9. With whom does Karen discuss Mary's disruptive behavior?
(a) Mary Ann.
(b) Jane.
(c) Melinda.
(d) Martha.

10. How is Mrs. Mortar related to Martha?
(a) Mother.
(b) Grandmother.
(c) Sister.
(d) Aunt.

11. Martha asks Dr. Cardin to speak to _______________ about Mary's behavior.
(a) Mrs. Mortar.
(b) Mary's grandmother.
(c) Mary's father.
(d) Karen.

12. What is the obvious theme in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR?
(a) Hate.
(b) Loss.
(c) Betrayal.
(d) Lesbianism.

13. What do Karen and Martha agree on regarding Mrs. Mortar?
(a) She has to leave the school.
(b) She deserves a raise.
(c) She needs a long vacation.
(d) She should retire next year.

14. Which of the girls is reciting Shakespeare to Mrs. Mortar?
(a) Meggie.
(b) Marcy.
(c) Peggy.
(d) Debbie.

15. What was Mrs. Mortar's former profession?
(a) Author.
(b) Actress.
(c) Chef.
(d) Nurse.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the school in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR?

2. Who reprimands Mary during her crying fit?

3. How have the witnesses viewed the inappropriate behavior?

4. Who overhears Martha and Mrs. Mortar arguing?

5. What seems to be the source of Mary's behavioral problems?

(see the answer keys)

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