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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. Mrs. Tilford conducts herself with no hint of _____________________.
(a) malicious behavior.
(b) joy.
(c) composure.
(d) dignity.

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

3. What does Mary throw at the door when Karen and Dr. Cardin leave the room?
(a) A book.
(b) A shoe.
(c) A pillow.
(d) A vase.

4. What accusations does Mary make about Karen and Martha?
(a) They smoke in bed.
(b) They exhibit inappropriate behavior.
(c) They do drugs on their lunch hour.
(d) They drink beer in school.

5. What has happened to Mary's vow?
(a) She has followed through on it.
(b) She is thinking it over.
(c) She has abandoned it.
(d) She will start tomorrow.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enters the room and states that Mary had found the flowers in a trashcan?

2. Where does Mary go when she runs away from the school?

3. Which of the students has made a vow to do something?

4. How does Mrs. Tilford respond to Mary's exaggerations?

5. What claims does Mary make about school?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reason Karen and Martha go to Mrs. Tilford's house?

2. How does Mrs. Tilford respond when she realizes that Mary has arrived unexpectedly?

3. How is Mary's destructive behavior comparable to the effects of acid?

4. How does Mary manage to blackmail Rosalie?

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

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

7. What is the most tragic irony of the whole play?

8. How does Mary pull Rosalie into the questioning about the headmistresses?

9. How does Mrs. Tilford react when Martha threatens to sue her for libel?

10. What do Martha and Mrs. Mortar not realize during their argument?

(see the answer keys)

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