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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. Frank can be considered what about prairie life?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Well-read.
(c) Ignorant.
(d) Resourceful.

2. How does Sophie show her appreciation to Wil for fixing her fence?
(a) She sends him flowers.
(b) She bakes him a pie.
(c) She sends Fannie to tell him thank you.
(d) She invites him to dinner.

3. What does Frank do while in town?
(a) Gives a poetry reading.
(b) Picks up a white woman.
(c) Picks up flowers and candies for Minnie.
(d) Gambles.

4. What troubles Frank about his racial history?
(a) He is part Native American.
(b) He is part black.
(c) He looks white.
(d) He is part white.

5. Why is it difficult for Frank to miss colored people?
(a) He regrets treating slaves badly when he was younger.
(b) He is mistreated by blacks wherever he goes.
(c) He never had that community feeling to miss it.
(d) He never knew many black people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Miss Leah think of James, the father of her children?

2. According to Miss Leah, Kansas's winter teaches you what?

3. Miss Leah is _________ in regards to her old age.

4. What news does Sophie get from Miss Lewiston?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Minnie miss about Kansas and why?

3. What happy sign of true love is apparent in the last scene?

4. What struggle does Frank have with Sophie that prompts him to tell her to stop being high and mighty?

5. What is Minnie's reaction when she first sees Frank dead?

6. Frank's brothers have disowned him since their father's death. How does this explain Frank's defensive insecurities?

7. Act I, Scene V ends with Minnie's news about her pregnancy. How does this complicate her life even further?

8. 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?

9. What plan does Miss Leah offer Minnie and her family in Act 2, Scene 4 so they can all live in peace?

10. Frank quickly passes Fannie and Miss Leah but stops to talk with Sophie. Why does he react so differently with the women?

(see the answer keys)

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