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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 does Betty react to Ellen's second confession?
(a) She is very surprised.
(b) She feels sorry for Ellen.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She misunderstands her and sends her inside.
2. What does Clive feel is important in life?
(a) The affection between men.
(b) The bond in marriage.
(c) His children.
(d) Keeping his family safe.
3. Who witnesses the confessions made by Betty and Harry?
(c) Mrs. Saunders.
4. How does Edward react to Clive's taunts during the game at the picnic?
(a) He ignores him.
(b) He taunts Clive back.
(c) He gets angry and walks away.
(d) He cries.
5. Before the children arrive, what does Maud tell Clive to do?
(a) Give his children a better allowance.
(b) Fire Joshua.
(c) Stand up for his family more.
(d) Pay more attention to Betty.
Short Answer Questions
1. After Edward's confession about the doll, where does Clive suggest they all go?
2. Who does Betty claim has been mean to her?
3. After his first choice was declined, who does Clive arrange Harry to marry?
4. At the picnic, who is just as bad at the game as Betty and Ellen?
5. How does Clive react when his life is discussed?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would Edward not want Clive to hear about the incident with the doll from Ellen?
2. What does Clive's "empire" symbolize?
3. How does the game hide and seek fit appropriately with the characters sharing feelings with each other as they encounter one another?
4. Why would Lin, Victoria and Edward perform a ritual to invoke the ancient female goddess?
5. Betty claims that Joshua, the servant, is being rude to her. When Clive confronts Joshua, his story is different. Why does Clive believe Joshua over his own wife?
6. How does Betty feel about spending time with other women? Why does she feel this way?
7. 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?
8. In this Act 2 Scene 4, several characters from Act 1 have resurfaced. What is the significance of this?
9. Martin tries to convince Victoria to take a job in another city. What does this tell the audience about Martin as a person?
10. Edward quits his job to "keep house" for Victoria and Lin. Is this situation surprising?
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