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

2. Why does Dorothea marry her husband?
(a) Dorothea marries him for money.
(b) Dorothea loves him.
(c) Dorothea wants to have children.
(d) She is forced into the marriage by her father.

3. In the opening of scene 2, what does Artie say concerns her the most?
(a) Her fear of flying.
(b) Her own inability to touch others.
(c) Her mother's health.
(d) Her daughter.

4. What does Dorothea value over motherhood?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Fun.
(c) Education.
(d) Love.

5. What was Dorothea's childhood like?
(a) Dorothea felt worthless and guilty growing up.
(b) Dorothea's parents doted on Dorothea.
(c) Dorothea had lots of friends and was happy.
(d) Dorothea had a wonderful childhood filled with love.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the wings look?

2. Dorothea has ______________________expectations for her daughter.

3. How does Dorothea find Artie at the end of scene 2?

4. How do Echo and Dorothea communicate?

5. How does Dorothea feel about her husband?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think the author's purpose was in having Echo spelling heard between Dorothea's recollections?

2. Why does Artie feel her ability to remember everything is an inconvenience?

3. What is the primary complication between the Westbrook women in this play?

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

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

6. Who ignited Echo's original love of words?

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

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

9. How is Dorothea's educational treatment of Echo similar to how she raised Artie?

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

(see the answer keys)

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