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Adrienne Kennedy
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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. How does the African-American man speak about his life?
(a) Negatively.
(b) In song.
(c) With joy.
(d) Positively.

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

3. What hairstyle does the Duchess' mother have?
(a) Perm.
(b) Curls.
(c) Ponytail.
(d) She is bald.

4. What is the white statue in "Negro's" room of?
(a) Venus.
(b) Beethoven.
(c) Queen Victoria.
(d) David.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the African-American man say happened to his hair?

2. What occupation did "Negro" used to hold?

3. What is odd about the Duchess father's presence?

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

5. What does Queen Victoria discover in her scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did the African-American man's father's mother want him to travel and why?

2. Describe the Duchess and Queen Victoria the first time the audience sees them.

3. Describe the African-American man's dream in Part 2.

4. Describe Patrice Lumumba.

5. What did the African-American man's father do to his mother? Why?

6. In Part 1, who does the audience learn is knocking?

7. What does the audience see after the stage goes into darkness?

8. What does the Duchess look like at the start of Part 2?

9. What does the Duchess tell Raymond about her father in Part 2?

10. What happened when Sarah's father went to visit her?

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