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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Babe claims she shot Zackery in the stomach because:
(a) She was aiming for his heart and her hands were shaking.
(b) She was tired of his yelling all the time.
(c) He threatened her life that day.
(d) He caught her in the act with Willy Jay.

2. When Babe begins telling her story, she refuses Meg's offer of candy, which suggests:
(a) She has given up entirely.
(b) She wants to get the story over with as quickly as possible.
(c) She is prepared to tell the truth, and does not need to
(d) She is angry with Meg for dragging the story out of her.

3. Billy Boy's death might signal:
(a) A change for Lenny.
(b) Granddaddy's death.
(c) The death of hope.
(d) A bad omen for the Magraths.

4. Lenny is surprised to find:
(a) Others might disapprove of Meg.
(b) Chick has remembered her birthday.
(c) Chick has some resentment toward Meg.
(d) Meg might not be coming home.

5. Meg and Babe remember their mother's death differently because:
(a) Meg was older than Babe when their mother died.
(b) Babe loved their mother and Meg did not.
(c) Meg refuses to believe her mother committed suicide.
(d) Meg is not as realistic as Babe.

6. When Chick arrives with Babe, she is upset because:
(a) Meg has shown up uninvited.
(b) Meg has asked her to leave.
(c) Babe has shot Zackery.
(d) Babe has refused to talk to her lawyer.

7. Babe will not talk to Barnette Lloyd because:
(a) She wants to go to jail.
(b) She is protecting her teenage lover.
(c) She does not believe he can properly defend her.
(d) She is ashamed of herself for shooting Zackery.

8. Meg's remark, "We're getting so old," offends Lenny because:
(a) Lenny feels ugly compared to Meg.
(b) Meg says it right after she sees Lenny.
(c) Meg knows it is Lenny's birthday.
(d) Doc does not see Meg as old.

9. Billy Boy was:
(a) Lenny's horse.
(b) Lenny's pen pal.
(c) Lenny's son.
(d) Lenny's first love.

10. The nylon wrapper and hair ball Chick leaves on the floor suggests:
(a) She has no hygiene habits.
(b) She does not care about her personal appearance.
(c) She is trying to provoke a confrontation in Lenny.
(d) She expects Lenny to clean up after her like a servant.

11. Doc has come by to tell Lenny:
(a) Billy Boy has run away.
(b) Billy Boy was struck by a car.
(c) Billy Boy has died of old age.
(d) Billy Boy was struck by lightning.

12. Babe seems to blame their mother's death on:
(a) Their father's abandonment.
(b) Society's judgement of women.
(c) The cat's misbehavior.
(d) The pressures of being a single mother.

13. Chick's attitude toward Meg reveals:
(a) Their relationship will be mended over the course of the play.
(b) She is jealous of Meg's lifestyle.
(c) She is secretly happy to have Meg back.
(d) Their relationship is strained and confrontational.

14. Through the dialog, it becomes apparent that Zackery Botrelle:
(a) Ignored his wife, which drove her to the affair with Willy Jay.
(b) Tried to make his marriage work.
(c) Was emotionally and physically abusive of his wife.
(d) Felt unloved by his wife.

15. Granddaddy's attitude about Meg's singing career shows:
(a) He disapproves of her choice of careers.
(b) He wants her to succeed, but won't use his connections to help her.
(c) He is supportive but naive about show business.
(d) He believes she will fail.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Meg objects to Barnette, Lenny claims:

2. Meg takes a coke from the fridge to calm Lennie, but first she drinks from it herself, indicating:

3. Chick suggests Lenny wait at home and do what?

4. Rather than admit she is gaining weight, Chick claims the pantyhose do not fit because:

5. Through Babe's confession she discovers:

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