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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 does Williams' escape from jail indicate for Hildy?
(a) That he is still a reporter.
(b) That he won't be able to leave town because of the chase.
(c) That he lied about the money he received.
(d) That he helped Williams escape.

2. What does Murphy say the Sheriff and Mayor will get a lot of after the execution?
(a) Thank you cards.
(b) Criticism.
(c) Votes.
(d) Protests.

3. Who was unnoticed by Hildy until he turns to leave at the end of Act 2, Part 1?
(a) Peggy.
(b) Jennie.
(c) Mollie.
(d) Mrs. Schlosser.

4. What does Hildy wonder about the fire in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) If it has been put out yet.
(b) If it is at the gallows.
(c) If it is at the school.
(d) If it is nearby.

5. What does Hildy do when Burns calls in Act 1, Part 4?
(a) Hands the phone to McCue.
(b) Hangs up the phone.
(c) Ignores the call.
(d) Rips the phone out of the wall.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Peggy ask for the money from Hildy in Act 2, Part 2?

2. At the beginning of Act 1, Part 4, who is Wilson is talking to on the phone?

3. How are most of the reporters depicted in Act 1, Part 1?

4. What do the reporters rudely suggest that Mollie is in Act 1, Part 4?

5. What is the name of Hildy's paper that he is leaving?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the interesting things that we learn about the sheriff in Act 1, Part 4?

2. What is the similarity of the way Burns treats both Hildy and Williams in Act 2, Part 5?

3. What is the response to the fire alarm ringing by the reporters in Act 1, Part 1, and what does it say about their characters?

4. What is the character of Woodenshoes like, and how is the interaction between him and the reporters significant in Act 1, Part 2?

5. How does money play a subtle part in Peggy and Mrs. Grant's concerns that may differ with Hildy's at this point of the play in Act 2, Part 2?

6. What two different meanings can be interpreted from the way the other reporters react to Hildy's leaving in Act 1, Part 3?

7. How does the final scene between Peggy, Hildy, and Burns tie in with the theme of the entire play, in particular, how it relates to Hildy's decision?

8. Choose one reporter's account of the escape as an example and describe how it was relayed in Act 2, Part 1?

9. What character traits are we already beginning to see in Mrs. Grant and what is interesting about her remark about Hildy on the way to cab, and the way Peggy responds in Act 2, Part 2?

10. Who is waiting for Hildy at the end of Act 2, Part 1, and what decision does he now have to make as a result of his actions?

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