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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who talks about opening a tea shop?
2. Which of the following statements does Beatrice make about her father?
(a) He smoked like a chimney.
(b) He was cruel and abusive.
(c) He made up for all the other men in the world.
(d) He grew prize-winning marigolds.
3. How does Beatrice's recurring nightmare end?
(a) She sees her father and her heart stands still.
(b) She shoots the horses.
(c) She waters a pot of marigolds.
(d) She sees a rat and screams.
4. Beatrice states that Mr. Goodman must think she is running which of the following?
(a) A nursing home.
(b) A family farm.
(c) A concentration camp.
(d) A three-ring circus.
5. What does Beatrice hold over Nanny's head?
(a) A pot of marigolds.
(b) A pot of boiling water.
(c) A pot of honey.
(d) A pot of coffee.
6. Beatrice's story begins with the following exclamation:
(a) "Marigolds! Sunflowers! Chrysanthe ... mums!"
(b) "Horses! Rats! Rab ... bits!"
(c) "Apples! Pears! Cu ... cumbers!"
(d) " Radium! Chloroform! Urani ... um!"
7. Who is the first character introduced in the play?
(b) Janice Vickery.
(c) Mr. Goodman.
8. What is the subject of Tillie's speeches in Act 1?
(c) Pop music.
9. What is Beatrice wearing when she makes her entrance in Act 1?
(a) An evening gown.
(b) Jean overalls.
(c) A bathrobe.
(d) A bathing suit.
10. What does Beatrice do in the first act to distract Ruth and avoid being upset?
(a) Beatrice tells Ruth the story of when she planted her first marigold garden.
(b) Beatrice tells Ruth the story of when her father taught her how to drive a car.
(c) Beatrice tells Ruth the story of when she stole a wagon from her father.
(d) Beatrice tells the story of when she and Nanny stole a rabbit from a pet shop.
11. Ruth asks Beatrice to tell her a story, but requests that she leave out one part. What is the part of the story that she does not want to hear about?
(a) She does not want to hear the part about the radioactive marigolds.
(b) She does not want to hear the part about horses being shot.
(c) She does not want to hear the part about rats in the basement.
(d) She does not want to hear the part about her father having a heart attack.
12. Which of the following statements best describes Ruth's performance in school, according to Beatrice?
(a) Ruth used to be a C-student and is now a B-student.
(b) Ruth is an A-student.
(c) Ruth is failing all of her classes.
(d) Ruth is performing satisfactorily in her classes.
13. Who is Mr. Alexander Brougham?
(a) A horse jockey who died in an accident on the track.
(b) A scientist who invented growth hormones for marigolds.
(c) A man who lived with Beatrice and had worms in his legs.
(d) A teacher who inspired Tillie to study horticulture.
14. Who says that Tillie and Ruth are misfits?
(c) Dr. Berg.
(d) Miss Torgersen.
15. Which of the following statements best summarizes the final scene of Act 1?
(a) It is an uplifting scene in which Beatrice takes a stand against cigarette smoking and drinking, and she promises her daughters that from now on, she is going to be a better mother.
(b) It is a frightening scene in which Nanny collapses at Beatrice's feet, Ruth has a seizure, and Tillie runs away from home.
(c) It is an emotionally charged scene in which Beatrice seems to have a breakthrough, as she realizes the unfair treatment she has been giving her daughter.
(d) It is a humorous scene in which Beatrice rides a horse through the living room while shouting "my life rocks" through a megaphone.
Short Answer Questions
1. This character states: "You're looking at the original half-life!"
2. What does Ruth see in the record room at school?
3. At the end of Act 1, Ruth's emotions toward Tillie would be best described as:
4. Beatrice takes a dramatic physical action following Dr. Berg's phone call. What is it?
5. Beatrice calls Nanny the following:
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