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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Duchess' reaction to her father cause her to do?
(a) Lose her job.
(b) Lose her identity.
(c) Lose her hair.
(d) Lose her money.

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

3. What ethnicity is the person who makes the continuous noise in Part 1?
(a) African-American.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) Asian.
(d) White.

4. Where does the Landlady say Sarah stays?
(a) In the closet.
(b) In her room.
(c) In the library.
(d) In the bar.

5. What does the African-American man say happened to his hair?
(a) It grew longer.
(b) He dyed it.
(c) It fell out.
(d) He shaved it.

6. What does the Landlady believe Sarah thinks she is?
(a) An actress.
(b) A queen.
(c) A princess.
(d) A dancer.

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

8. What does "Negro" claim is her only African-American feature?
(a) Her eyes.
(b) Her ears.
(c) Her skin tone.
(d) Her hair.

9. Who does the African American man refer to himself as?
(a) Patrice Frank.
(b) Patrice Lumumba.
(c) Patty O'Gill.
(d) Leonard Nemoy.

10. What did the Duchess' father do for a job?
(a) He was an actor.
(b) He was a clown.
(c) He was a missionary.
(d) He was a writer.

11. How does the African-American man feel about himself?
(a) He despises himself.
(b) He thinks he is manly.
(c) He loves himself.
(d) He thinks he is handsome.

12. Where does the play open?
(a) In a school house.
(b) In a bar.
(c) In Sarah's room.
(d) In a funhouse.

13. What does the African American man claim he was born between?
(a) Two worlds.
(b) A rock and a hard place.
(c) A mother and father.
(d) Two generations.

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

15. What does the audience realize the white woman is muttering as she crosses the stage a second time?
(a) That the voices will not stop.
(b) That she is God.
(c) That she will never let a black man touch her.
(d) That she will never let a white man touch her.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the Duchess represent?

2. What does the Landlady repeatedly do?

3. Who opens Part 2 of Adrienne Kennedy's play?

4. What does Sarah claim she used to kill her father?

5. What is the Duchess missing half of at the start of Part 2?

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