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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. How can Mary's behavior be characterized?
(a) Empathetic.
(b) Tender.
(c) Shy.
(d) Manipulative.

2. Who is the second person Mrs. Tilford calls to talk about Karen and Martha's behavior?
(a) Mrs. Mortar.
(b) Mrs. Nunn.
(c) Mrs. Munn.
(d) Mrs. Montague.

3. Who raised Mary?
(a) Agatha.
(b) Mrs. Mortar.
(c) Mrs. Tilford.
(d) Mr. Tilford.

4. In what state does the action in THE CRUCIBLE take place?
(a) Massachusetts.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) Vermont.
(d) Maine.

5. Mary has a history of _________________.
(a) fainting spells.
(b) asthma attacks.
(c) exaggeration.
(d) excellent grades.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the stereotypical definition of New England mores?

2. Where has the alleged inappropriate behavior taken place?

3. What does Martha tell Mrs. Mortar that hurts Mrs. Mortar's feelings?

4. What is the vow made by the student?

5. What has Dr. Cardin asked Mrs. Mortar to do which irritates her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mary get caught in her ploy to win over Mrs. Mortar?

2. What solution and ray of hope has Dr. Cardin presented to Karen and Martha?

3. How is Mary's behavior likened to the behavior of the girls in THE CRUCIBLE?

4. Why is Martha especially glad to see Mrs. Mortar, who has returned from Europe?

5. Why was the play considered controversial at the time it was written?

6. How does Martha come to tell Karen that she really does have loving feelings toward her?

7. How does Mary react when she learns her punishment for her cunning behavior?

8. Explain the impact that the trial has had on Karen and Martha's careers.

9. What does Mary symbolize in this good vs. evil drama?

10. What information does Karen share about herself and Mrs. Mortar that agitates Martha?

(see the answer keys)

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