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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 secret does Babe reveal about Lenny to Meg?
(a) Lenny dated a man she met through an ad in the paper.
(b) Lenny has taken up gardening as an escape.
(c) Lenny tried to hang herself like their mother did.
(d) Lenny had never been on a date.

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

3. Granddaddy's comment that Zackery was the best man for Babe whether she knew it or not implies:
(a) Granddaddy was not interested in her happiness.
(b) Babe was not happy to marry him.
(c) Babe was thrilled to marry him.
(d) Zackery threatened Babe into marrying him.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Doc's gift to Lenny is:

3. When Meg confesses her reservations, Barnette:

4. Lenny's solo celebration suggests:

5. Barnette immediately wins Meg over because:

Short Essay Questions

1. Chick is presented as "too big" for her pantyhose, and her hairstyle threatens to become too big also. What does this bigness suggest about her character?

2. How might the three sisters serve as symbols for stereotypes of Southern women?

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

4. What does Babe's attitude about jail reveal about her?

5. Why is Barnette willing to give up his vendetta?

6. What does Meg and Doc's first meeting in the kitchen suggest about their relationship?

7. What do the details of Meg's life in Hollywood reveal?

8. What possibilities does Barnette Lloyd present as Babe's attorney.

9. What do the candy, cokes, and lemonade symbolize for the girls?

10. Who is Billy Boy and what does he represent?

(see the answer keys)

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