The Heidi Chronicles Test | 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. How does Heidi begin her path toward feminism?

2. What decision does Susan announce at the women's group meeting in the church basement?

3. The opening scene in Act I, Scene 3 has what song in the background?

4. What is the first thing that Scoop does to Heidi at this dance?

5. Where is Lisa from?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Heidi and Peter meet?

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

3. Why is Heidi resentful of Peter?

4. Heidi criticizes the painting of Lily Martin Spencer for a particular reason. What is that reason?

5. Describe at least two of the women who are present at the consciousness-raising discussion in the church basement.

6. How does Heidi react to Susan's instructions?

7. What has Susan decided to do in Act, Scene 3 and why?

8. What does Scoop possess that Heidi wishes she had more of? What does she question?

9. When Fran invites Heidi to share, what does Heidi do?

10. What is the significance of "Ladies Choice" at the dance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Heidi is invited to speak to her high school alumni association at a luncheon. Heidi decides to provide intimate details of her own struggles with the feminist journey. What is the story she shares? Why does she choose to share her personal story? What does she hope to gain by sharing details? How do you think she feels when she is talking and reflecting on her point of view? If you were in the audience, what would your thoughts be?

Essay Topic 2

At the end of the play, Scoop claims to be inspired by Heidi. Why does he feel inspired? Do you think his feeling of inspiration is genuine or will he revert back to his old habits?

Essay Topic 3

When the play opens, Heidi is discovering the roles of men and women in the mid-60's. How does the experience at the high school dance shape Heidi's point of view throughout the play?

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