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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the hairpieces that the Duchess of Hapsburg and Queen Victoria wear made of?
(a) Straight blonde hair.
(b) Straight black hair.
(c) Long red hair.
(d) Wild, curly black hair.

2. What city does "Negro" tell the audience she lives in?
(a) New York.
(b) Baltimore.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Nashville.

3. What does the white woman do as she walks across the stage?
(a) She laughs.
(b) She mumbles.
(c) She sobs.
(d) She screams.

4. What does the Landlady say happened to Sarah's father?
(a) He moved to the city.
(b) He hanged himself.
(c) He shot himself.
(d) He married a new wife.

5. What causes "Negro" to lose her hair?
(a) Self-recognition.
(b) Stress.
(c) She pulls it out.
(d) Chemotherapy.

6. Where does "Negro" tell people she lives?
(a) A small apartment.
(b) A large house.
(c) The streets.
(d) A farm.

7. At the start of the play a white woman walks across the stage. What is the white woman wearing?
(a) A nightgown.
(b) An African dress.
(c) A towel.
(d) A suit.

8. What does the Duchess think her father wants to do to her?
(a) Take her to dinner.
(b) Murder her.
(c) Send her away.
(d) Touch her like he did her mother.

9. What occupation did "Negro" used to hold?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Waitress.
(c) Barber.
(d) Student.

10. What does Queen Victoria discover in her scene?
(a) Her mother is dying.
(b) The Duchess is dead.
(c) Her limbs are rotting.
(d) Her hair is falling out.

11. How does Sarah claim she killed her father?
(a) She hanged him.
(b) She knocked him over the head.
(c) She stabbed him.
(d) She shot him.

12. Who is making the noise that the the Duchess of Hapsburg and Queen Victoria hear throughout the scene?
(a) The Queens' father.
(b) The Landlady.
(c) The Duchess' father.
(d) Sarah.

13. Who does the African-American man say he dreamed about?
(a) God.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) His uncle.

14. On what did "Negro" write poetry?
(a) White paper.
(b) Computers.
(c) Mirrors.
(d) Yellow paper.

15. Where does the Duchess say her mother is?
(a) In heaven.
(b) In hell.
(c) In an asylum.
(d) In a retirement home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the play's stage setting supposed to represent?

2. What was happening to the person the African-American man dreamed about?

3. What is symbolic about the African-American man's hair?

4. What happens because of the African-American man's feelings about himself?

5. At the end of Part 2, what does the African-American man claim he did?

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