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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. Though Meg seems entirely self-interested, her actions reveal:
(a) She has sacrificed herself on many occasions for the family.
(b) She cares about her sisters and will act on their behalf.
(c) She is ready to move home and help Lenny shoulder her responsibilities.
(d) She wants to stay in town to see what she will inherit after her granddaddy's death.

2. Lenny's birthday gift turns out to be a box of candy, which suggests:
(a) Lenny has a sweet tooth.
(b) Chick cares a great deal about Lenny.
(c) Chick has put no thought into the gift.
(d) Lenny is overweight.

3. During the argument Lenny reveals:
(a) It is her birthday.
(b) Doc had visited earlier.
(c) Chick does not want Meg around.
(d) Granddaddy is angry with Meg.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. While Babe muses about the birthday cake she has ordered for Lenny, Meg:

2. Meg and Babe remember their mother's death differently because:

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

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

3. What is Meg's attitude toward her family?

4. What "crime" has Meg committed against Granddaddy in Act II?

5. What is Meg's explanation for Zackery's threats?

6. Describe some contradicting facets of Babe's character.

7. Why is Lenny so angry at Meg?

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

9. Why did Meg force herself to look at the Diseases of the Skin book and March of Dimes poster as a child?

10. What is ironic about Meg's response to the news about Old Granddaddy?

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