The Children's Hour Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is one of the women who founded the school?

2. Which of the following does not describe what Mrs. Mortar is doing?

3. What is a possible source of Mary's behavioral problems?

4. Who does Mary say she misses?

5. What does Dr. Cardin tell Mary she must stop doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How far reaching are the effects of Mary's malicious behavior?

2. How does Act 1 end?

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

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

5. Who are the founders of the Wright-Dobie School?

6. What does Karen say in response to Mrs. Tilford's apology?

7. How does Mary react when she learns that she is being sent back to school?

8. What is the setting for THE CHILDREN'S HOUR?

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

10. Why has Mrs. Tilford come to the school?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study on Mrs Tilford. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study on Martha. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Karen, Mary and Mrs. Tilford. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

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