The Heidi Chronicles Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What one prediction does Scoop make at the party that involves Heidi?

2. What location does Act 1, Scene 4 open in?

3. What does Scoop do at the end of Act 1, Scene 5?

4. In Act I, Scene 2, what are Heidi's feelings toward women?

5. What is one thing that Heidi does at the high school dance that might be considered unusual, considering where she was?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of Scoop's most unusual personality characteristics?

2. Heidi, Scoop and Peter are invited to Susan's morning news show two years later. What is the topic of discussion?

3. What are the societal expectations at the high school dance in the mid-1960's?

4. What is Heidi's view of her role in feminism?

5. What is Heidi's preference for an artist to do?

6. How does Heidi approach the group at the women's consciousness rap group in the church basement?

7. Heidi has one primary belief that seems to carry her throughout the play, including Act 1, Scene 3. What is this belief?

8. Heidi discloses information about herself when mentioning her high school dance. What is that piece of information?

9. What is Heidi so critical of in the painting she is discussing in the Prologue to Act 2?

10. Scoop stops by to visit. What is the primary reason for his visiting Heidi during Act 2, Scene 6?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

By the end of the play, what does Heidi do to bring a wholeness to her life?

Essay Topic 2

What point do you think the author is trying to make regarding the word "feminism?"

Essay Topic 3

Peter tells Heidi that he is gay. What does Heidi struggle with when Peter tells he that he is gay? Do you, as the reader, think that Heidi might have suspected? What clues, if any, are provided in the play up to that point that might have given away Peter's sexual orientation? In this scene, with this news, does Heidi exhibit stereotypical female behavior? If so, what behavior(s)?

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