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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. Out of all the sisters, what does Miss Leah count on Minnie doing?
(a) Go to college.
(b) Have children.
(c) Care for the farm.
(d) Care for Miss Leah.

2. What is Sophie's attitude toward Frank when they first meet?
(a) Overly warm.
(b) Amiable.
(c) Dominant.
(d) Formal.

3. What news does Minnie yell to stop Sophie from hurting Frank?
(a) That she loves Frank.
(b) That Sophie is overreacting.
(c) That it is Minnie's fault.
(d) That Minnie is pregnant.

4. What is in Frank's hand when he finally arrives back home?
(a) Flowers.
(b) A shotgun.
(c) A flask.
(d) A bottle of whiskey.

5. What does Miss Leah think of James, the father of her children?
(a) She could have loved him if it was her choice.
(b) She has no feelings toward the man.
(c) She despises him.
(d) She loves him more than anything else.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Fannie prefer Minnie deal with her injury?

2. What does Frank pass as when in town?

3. What are Wil's feelings toward Fannie?

4. What is Miss Leah looking for but refuses to let Sophie tell her where it is?

5. What is Sophie celebrating when Miss Leah enters her home?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Minnie greets her sisters, she mentions that Frank is talking to a man from the train, "a white man" she adds. Why does Minnie add this remark of a white man?

2. The opening scene of Act I Scene IV has Miss Leah, Sophie, and Fannie awake, while Minnie and Frank are the last to get up. How does this indicate how each of them leads their lives?

3. What is Sophie's opinion about domestic abuse and how does this match her personality?

4. Frank is now stuck in Kansas with no money. How does this reality hit Frank, and what does this do to all the denials he has been suppressing?

5. Wil mentions that he does not understand black-on-black crime when they have enough to deal with from white folk. Why would this not apply to Frank?

6. Miss Leah is not usually one to stand silent, but when it comes to domestic abuse she says very little. Why doesn't Miss Leah say anything to Minnie even though she knows Frank is likely to hit again?

7. Miss Leah describes city people as hiding behind something. How does this symbolize Frank?

8. When Minnie first wakes up in Act 1, Scene 4, Miss Leah remarks that Minnie is looking more like herself this morning. What does she mean by this?

9. Sophie could not care less about Memphis, but is absolutely passionate about Kansas. Why is Sophie so passionate about Nicodemus, Kansas?

10. Frank shows some tenderness toward Minnie, but he is also easily angered. Overall, what does Frank think of Minnie?

(see the answer keys)

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