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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 the play start with in Act I?
(a) A war.
(b) A death.
(c) A patriotic song.
(d) A birth.

2. What does Ellen confess to Betty again while they are outside?
(a) Her love for Betty.
(b) Her deep depression.
(c) Her love for Clive.
(d) Her guilt from stealing.

3. What does Betty reveal to Clive about Edward, his son?
(a) That Edward is depressed.
(b) That Edward plays with Victoria's dolls.
(c) That Edward is a happy child.
(d) That Edward is a bully.

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

5. Why is Edward sent inside by Clive?
(a) To wash dishes.
(b) To make a fire.
(c) To eat breakfast.
(d) To bathe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is "eroding" the standards of Clive's empire?

2. What kind of story does Joshua tell Edward while they are on the porch?

3. After his first choice was declined, who does Clive arrange Harry to marry?

4. With whom does Clive appear when he re-enters the room from meeting with their guest in Act 1?

5. How does Edward react to Clive's taunts during the game at the picnic?

Short Essay Questions

1. What view of Edward does his confession to Victoria allow the audience to have?

2. What role does Joshua play in this family?

3. What can the doll Edward takes from Victoria symbolize?

4. Why does Martin say it's difficult being married to Victoria?

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

6. What is the significance of the Betty from Act 1 and the Betty from Act 2 embracing at the end of the play?

7. Cathy's painting includes details about everyone in her life except for Martin's in which she painted his "vagueness." What does this tell the audience about Martin's importance in the family?

8. Betty tells Ellen that "she didn't get married to enjoy herself." What does this tell the reader about the idea of marriage?

9. 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?

10. Why would the characters only age 25 years if Act 2 takes place a 100 years later?

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