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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is interested in the Bakers' land?
2. What do the men Frank meets from the train and town call Minnie?
3. How can the reader tell Sophie is older than Fannie?
4. Frank can be considered what about prairie life?
5. Frank's tone can be assumed as __________.
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. Why did Miss Leah go west?
3. What news does Frank get that causes him to withdraw from everyone?
4. Frank is a mulatto, half black and half white. What does this status offer Frank in privileges and consequences?
5. What does Minnie miss about Kansas and why?
6. Frank consistently hits Minnie but what boundary does he overstep when Minnie tells him she will not sell her land?
7. There is talk of speculators around Nicodemus. Who are they and what do they want? How do they influence the future of Nicodemus?
8. Describe Nicodemus and its people. How do they feel about one another? What feelings do one from there?
9. Act I, Scene V ends with Minnie's news about her pregnancy. How does this complicate her life even further?
10. What plan does Miss Leah offer Minnie and her family in Act 2, Scene 4 so they can all live in peace?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Manipulation is seen time and again throughout the play. Find examples and explain how manipulation is used by everyone good and bad.
Essay Topic 2
Research avenues that women in domestic abuse situations can use and take advantage of today. Explain why it is difficult for Minnie to take some of these steps in the 1890s.
Essay Topic 3
Miss Leah remarks that everything they do is all for the children. How and why are children so important to Miss Leah?
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