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

2. What statement segues into Act I, Scene 1?

3. What is one characteristic that would describe Heidi?

4. In Act I, Scene I, what element is used to convey Heidi's road to feminism?

5. What year does Act 1, Scene 3 open in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Scoop Rosenbaum takes a sweeping view of Heidi's personality characteristics. Overall, what are Scoop's feelings towards Heidi? What does he admire?

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

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

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

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

6. By reading the Prologue, what facts do we learn about Heidi and the play in general?

7. Describe the subject Heidi discusses in her class in 1989.

8. What is one personality characteristic that Scoop sees in Heidi and how does he feel about this characteristic?

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

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

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

What is the significance of the John Lennon memorial and where the characters are in their lives?

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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