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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 does Maud feel about children in general?
(a) They are useless.
(b) They should keep their mouths shut.
(c) They should honor their parents.
(d) They should be in bed when the sun goes down.

2. How does Maud feel about Mrs. Saunders going outside with the men?
(a) She encourages her.
(b) That it's unwomanly.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She is worried for her.

3. After Edward protests to the adults about playing with the doll, what happens to him?
(a) Clive hits him.
(b) He gets slapped by Betty and Ellen.
(c) He runs away.
(d) Victoria takes her doll.

4. After Mrs. Saunders arrives, what do Clive and Joshua go outside to do?
(a) Secure the barn.
(b) Put out the fire.
(c) Fight the natives.
(d) Hunt for food.

5. When asked his opinion, how does Joshua describe the natives?
(a) As harmless.
(b) As misunderstood.
(c) As peaceful.
(d) As "bad people" who are not his people.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who warns Clive about the stable boys?

2. What are Ellen and Betty playing at the picnic?

3. What does Mrs. Saunders tell Clive about Joshua's family?

4. Who confesses love for Betty during the second game at the picnic?

5. As characters find themselves alone with each other during the second game, what happens?

Short Essay Questions

1. Has the value in marriage changed over 100 years, from Act 1 to Act 2? Give evidence to support your answer.

2. What role does Joshua play in this family?

3. Martin leaves alone after the ritual. What does this tell the audience about his position in this group?

4. How does Betty feel about spending time with other women? Why does she feel this way?

5. After learning his parents were killed in the village that was destroyed, Joshua says that Clive is both "his mother and his father." What does Joshua mean by this statement?

6. Betty discusses with Martin his marital problems with her daughter,Victoria. Is Betty judgmental about her daughter's current living situation? Give examples to support your answer.

7. Describe Lin's values in this scene.

8. In the park, Edward gives Martin directions on how to take care of Tommy even though Martin is Tommy's father. What does this tell the audience about Martin's fathering skills?

9. What evidence is provided that Clive and Betty's marriage is in trouble?

10. Edward orders the women to stop playing catch. He believes that they are awful because they are women. How does this reflect the view on women during the time this play is occurring?

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