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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the girls argue about the lawyer, the mood becomes:
(a) Angry and violent.
(b) Angry and confrontational.
(c) Joyous and celebratory.
(d) Reflective and sober.

2. 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 expects Lenny to clean up after her like a servant.
(d) She is trying to provoke a confrontation in Lenny.

3. 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 is not as realistic as Babe.
(d) Meg refuses to believe her mother committed suicide.

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

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

6. Meg protests to the idea of Doc's wife because:
(a) She still has feelings for Doc and wants to tell him.
(b) She detests artists because she is jealous of them.
(c) His wife is a Yankee.
(d) His wife is Southern.

7. Meg and Babe fantasize about the huge birthday cake they have ordered for Lenny, which reveals:
(a) They are unprepared for adult life.
(b) They have no idea how serious their predicaments are.
(c) They are completely irresponsible.
(d) They are still childlike and playful despite their disappointments.

8. Meg explains their mother's suicide by telling Babe:
(a) Their mother was temporarily insane.
(b) Their mother had a real bad day.
(c) They are all better off now.
(d) Their father was responsible for her death.

9. Meg believes Lenny is shy with men because:
(a) She has had her heart broken.
(b) She doesn't trust them since their Daddy left.
(c) She was never allowed to speak to them.
(d) She is ashamed of her shrunken ovary.

10. When Meg objects to Barnette, Lenny claims:
(a) Meg should have found a better lawyer.
(b) Too much responsibilty has fallen on her.
(c) Barnette is the best lawyer in town.
(d) No one could defeat Zackery in court.

11. When Meg confesses her reservations, Barnette:
(a) Reveals he has a personal vendetta against Zackery.
(b) Pleads with her to keep him on for the experience.
(c) Concedes he is not the right lawyer for the case.
(d) States he believes Babe did not act alone.

12. Meg and Lenny's relationship appears at first to be:
(a) Violent.
(b) Tentative.
(c) Distant and cold.
(d) Friendly.

13. Babe explodes at Chick, which indicates:
(a) She is angry that her sisters have ganged up on her.
(b) She is in desperate need of confiding in someone.
(c) She is in an emotionally vulnerable state.
(d) She should not have been released from prison.

14. The most pressing matter of the moment is:
(a) Picking up Babe from prison.
(b) Getting Doc out of the house before Meg sees him.
(c) Visiting Granddaddy at the hospital.
(d) Taking Chick's children to the doctor.

15. Chick's physical appearance suggests:
(a) She is a woman concerned with appearances.
(b) She is a refined Southern lady.
(c) She does not care what others think of her.
(d) She wants the attention of men.

Short Answer Questions

1. Doc has come by to tell Lenny:

2. Lenny appears to be jealous about:

3. Babe does not want to expose Willy Jay because:

4. Though Meg seems entirely self-interested, her actions reveal:

5. When Babe begins telling her story, she refuses Meg's offer of candy, which suggests:

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