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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. Why do the Duchess of Hapsburg and Queen Victoria feel bound to the Duchess' father?
(a) Because he lends them money.
(b) Because he keeps returning.
(c) Because they share a home.
(d) Because they are sisters.

2. What was happening to the person the African-American man dreamed about?
(a) He or she was getting a hair cut.
(b) He or she was dying.
(c) He or she was bleeding.
(d) He or she was losing their hair.

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

4. Who opens Part 2 of Adrienne Kennedy's play?
(a) The Landylady.
(b) Sarah.
(c) The Duchess and Raymond.
(d) Duchess and the queen.

5. What does Sarah claim she used to kill her father?
(a) A gun.
(b) A black skull.
(c) A noose.
(d) A knife.

6. What is the Duchess afraid of in Part 2?
(a) The Queen.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her sister.
(d) Her father.

7. What does "Negro" long to have?
(a) Black friends.
(b) Family.
(c) White friends.
(d) Money.

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

9. What color dress does the woman Adrienne Kennedy refers to as "Negro" wear?
(a) White.
(b) Black.
(c) Red.
(d) Brown.

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

11. What does the object around "Negro's" neck symbolize?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Religion.
(c) Lynching.
(d) The cold climate.

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

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

14. What sound is heard throughout Part 2?
(a) Screaming.
(b) Clapping.
(c) Crying.
(d) Knocking.

15. At the end of Part 2, what does the African-American man claim he did?
(a) Beat his father to death.
(b) Raped a woman.
(c) Went to prison.
(d) Became very successful.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the Duchess say her mother is?

2. What is Raymond dressed as?

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

4. Who does the African-American man say he dreamed about?

5. Where was the person the African-American man dreamed about sitting?

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