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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. Why were Artie and Echo's conversations limited?
(a) Dorothea interupted their phone conversations.
(b) Echo would only talk about one thing.
(c) Dorothea would not allow them to talk on the phone.
(d) Artie did not know any other way to reach out to her daughter.

2. What children do Dorothea and her husband have?
(a) A boy and a girl named Artie.
(b) Echo and Artie.
(c) Just Artie.
(d) Two sons and Artie, her daughter.

3. How does the play open?
(a) Echo explains how she was raised.
(b) Echo hangs up the phone.
(c) Echo is spelling out the word eleemosynary.
(d) Dorothea tries to make Artie fly.

4. At what point in scene 3 does the audience lose sympathy for Dorothea?
(a) When she endangers Artie by making her try to fly.
(b) When she is not sad when her husband dies.
(c) When she chooses to be an eccentric.
(d) When she marries someone she does not love.

5. When Dorothea changed her granddaughter's name, Echo was ___________.
(a) 1 year old.
(b) 5 years old.
(c) 3 months old.
(d) 2 years old.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dorothea value over motherhood?

2. What happened when Artie tried to fly?

3. What can eccentricity do for Dorothea?

4. In scene 3, when does the audience feel happy for Dorothea?

5. Which character ends scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the 3 main characters related to each other?

2. In scene 1, Dorothea has had a stroke and is rendered mute. Why do you think Echo insists she can hear Dorothea?

3. At what point in scene 3 do you think the audience loses sympathy for Dorothea?

4. Artie begins and ends scene two. What do we learn about the character?

5. Why do you think Dorothea felt little or no grief when her husband died?

6. Who is Artie named after and how does this name match her personality?

7. Why does Dorothea decide to take on a life of eccentricity?

8. What are the basic relationships between the Westbrook women?

9. What is the opening action of this play, and what does this foreshadow?

10. How does Dorothea force her value of education over motherhood on Artie?

(see the answer keys)

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