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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 Kruger report the senator has called for in Act 2, Part 2?
(a) A ban of all guns.
(b) A more thorough investigation of the murder.
(c) Military intervention.
(d) A new trial.

2. In Act 1, Part 2, what do some of the reporters think Louie is lacking?
(a) A sense of humor.
(b) A job.
(c) A gun.
(d) A diamond.

3. What does Mrs. Grant say about Hildy as she is getting into the cab?
(a) He is trustworthy.
(b) He is irresponsible.
(c) He is hiding something.
(d) He is a liar.

4. Who is Hildy waiting for in the press room at the end of Act 2, Part 1?
(a) The courier.
(b) Burns.
(c) Williams.
(d) The sheriff.

5. What is the sheriff's reaction to the news of Hildy leaving the paper?
(a) He doesn't believe it.
(b) He says that he already knows.
(c) He changes the subject.
(d) He thinks it is good riddance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of money does Hildy tell the reporters he will be making at his new job?

2. Who brings Mrs. Grant, Peggy's mother, in during Act 2, Part 2?

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

4. Who was unnoticed by Hildy until he turns to leave at the end of Act 2, Part 1?

5. Why does Williams think the Mayor and city are trying to hang him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Hildy get the money from, and how does it lead to the discussion about the money the other reporters owe him in Act 1, Part 3?

2. What is interesting about the way both the mayor and the sheriff respond to what the messenger does in Act 3, Part 3?

3. How does Mollie react to the reporters and what does Murphy do to cause her to leave in Act 1, Part 4?

4. 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?

5. What does the beginning conversation between the mayor and the sheriff in Act 2, Part 3 reveal about the past and how it relates to the present situation?

6. What is the general attitude of the reporters in Act 1, Part 1?

7. What do the other reporters illustrate when they urge the sheriff to interrogate Hildy in the beginning of Act 3, Part 2, and how does it contrast with what Hildy is doing?

8. What theory does Woodenshoes have about Williams in the beginning of Act 2, Part 1?

9. What important document does the messenger bring in Act 2, Part 3, and how does the mayor choose to deal with it?

10. Who is Mollie and how is she treated by the reporters in the beginning of Act 1, Part 4?

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