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. In what year does the prologue take place?

2. What does Susan tell the women's group about Heidi?

3. What are Heidi and her friend Debbie protesting in Act 1, Scene 4?

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

5. What reason does Scoop give Heidi for not marrying her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Heidi's reaction to the "Hello New York" show while taping during Act 2, Scene 2? What does Heidi do?

4. What is the topic of conversation between Heidi and Scoop once Peter and Lisa head off to dance?

5. What is Heidi missing from other women?

6. What is Peter's emotional state when Heidi comes to tell him good-bye in the AIDS ward during Act 2, Scene 5?

7. What is Heidi and her friend Debbie protesting in 1974?

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

9. Describe Susan's reason for being at the high school dance in 1965.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship/feminist differences between Susan and Heidi, beginning with the high school dance in 1965.

Essay Topic 2

Detail Heidi's journey into feminism. When did it start? How did her point of view change ( or did it) throughout the years? What was her overriding ideal that she keeps striving for? Is she successful in achieving her goal?

Essay Topic 3

Scoop and Heidi were involved off and on for a number of years, yet Heidi attends Scoop and Lisa's wedding. What were the undercurrent of emotions going on throughout the day? Pick two characters, in addition to Scoop and Heidi, and discuss their emotional state and the reason(s) behind their feelings. Were they open/hidden regarding their emotions? What did this wedding represent on different levels for some of the characters?

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