The Kentucky Cycle Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Jed returns home at the end of Play Five, what do he and his father and friends do?
(a) Switch sides and fight for the Yankees.
(b) Go into hiding from Sherman's Yankee army.
(c) Have a celebratory dinner.
(d) Attack the Talbert home, burning and killing.

2. Who gives an inspirational speech when Talbert's army first heads off to battle?
(a) Patrick Rowen.
(b) Jed Rowen.
(c) Ezekiel Rowen.
(d) Richard Talbert.

3. What do Rebecca Talbert and Patrick Rowen want to do?
(a) Start a business.
(b) Learn to speak Cherokee.
(c) Get married.
(d) Build a house.

4. How long after the first play does the second play, The Courtship of Morning Star, take place?
(a) Twenty-five years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) One year.
(d) One hundred years.

5. When Talbert and his men retreat to the river during their first battle in Play Five, what happens to Talbert?
(a) He is wounded by a Union bullet.
(b) He develops dysentery.
(c) He falls and breaks his ankle.
(d) He is captured by a Union lieutenant.

6. In what year is Play One, Masters of the Trade, set?
(a) 1920.
(b) 1856.
(c) 2009.
(d) 1775.

7. At the beginning of Scene One of Play Six, what does J.T. do while Mary Anne Rowen is at the stream?
(a) Whistles at her.
(b) Hums a song.
(c) Tosses a pebble over her shoulder and into the water.
(d) Clears his throat to introduce himself.

8. When Patrick Rowen and his father Michael argue in Play Three, The Homecoming, what does Star deliberately do to Michael in his bath?
(a) Puts soap in his eyes.
(b) Scalds him with hot water.
(c) Tries to drown him.
(d) Freezes him with cold water.

9. When Patrick sells Jessie to Jeremiah in Play Four, what secret does Sallie reveal?
(a) Patrick is not Michael Rowen's son.
(b) Sallie has money to pay off Patrick's debts.
(c) Michael Rowen steals his land from Earl Tod.
(d) Jessie is Patrick's half brother.

10. In Scene Two of The Courtship of Morning Star, why can't the Indian woman escape?
(a) She has no horse.
(b) She is ill.
(c) Her wrist is tied to Michael Rowen's with a rawhide thong.
(d) She is locked in a cell.

11. In Play Five, who heads the wrong way, while riding out to Bowling Green when Talbert's army first heads off to battle?
(a) William Clarke Quantrill.
(b) Jed Rowen.
(c) Ezekiel Rowen.
(d) Richard Talbert.

12. How old are Rebecca Talbert and Patrick Rowen in Play Three, The Homecoming?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Twenty.

13. Who does Michael Rowen order to bathe him when he returns home from Louisville in Play Three, The Homecoming?
(a) The black female slave.
(b) His wife, Star.
(c) A neighbor woman.
(d) His doctor.

14. What is Michael Rowen's country of origin?
(a) Scotland.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) Ireland.

15. Who is wresting as Play Four, Ties That Bind, opens?
(a) Jessie and Zach.
(b) Jessie and Zeke.
(c) Patrick and Jessie.
(d) Zeke and Zach.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Scene Four of The Courtship of Morning Star, how does Morning star respond when Michael Rowen pulls her into his lap and begins kissing her?

2. In Play Three, The Homecoming, what does Patrick Rowen do to his father Michael during their argument while Michael bathes?

3. What happens in Play Five, once Jed forces his way onto the crowded ferry with the injured Richard Talbert?

4. Which Talberts survive the attack on their home in Play Five?

5. What happens to Star at the end of Play Three, The Homecoming?

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