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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. Chick's continual focus on the shame their mother's suicide brought on the family suggests:
(a) She is the only responsible one in the family.
(b) She is afraid they will forget what happened,.
(c) She is untouched by the situation and doesn't remember much about it.
(d) She is unsympathetic and self-interested.

2. Meg takes a coke from the fridge to calm Lennie, but first she drinks from it herself, indicating:
(a) Lennie is not thirsty.
(b) She is hungry and thirsty after her journey.
(c) She is more immediately concerned with herself than with Lenny.
(d) She needs time to think of what to say next.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During the argument Lenny reveals:

2. Lenny's birthday gift turns out to be a box of candy, which suggests:

3. Babe claims she shot Zackery in the stomach because:

4. Through the dialog, it becomes apparent that Zackery Botrelle:

5. When the girls argue about the lawyer, the mood becomes:

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Meg feel about talking about the past?

2. In their discussion of the rules for "hearts," the girls remember that hearts are bad, which suggests what?

3. Lenny, Meg, and Babe continually revisit stories from their past. What does this suggest about them?

4. What do Meg and Babe's comments about Charlie reveal about the sisters.

5. Why is Meg easily comforted by Barnette's sacrifice, while Babe is not?

6. Describe Chick's motivations.

7. What does Babe's speech about her saxophone reveal about her character?

8. What is significant about the fact that the play begins on Lennie's birthday?

9. What does Barnette's reaction to Babe's story reveal about his character?

10. What seems to be happening to Babe at the end of Act II?

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