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

2. When Jed Rowen tells his father that Randall Talbert is just a kid in Play Five, how does Ezekiel respond?
(a) Kids should be seen and not heard.
(b) A Talbert is a Talbert.
(c) Kids need to be punished.
(d) Little snakes grow into big snakes.

3. What happens to Morning Star's leg in Scene Five of The Courtship of Morning Star?
(a) Morning Star breaks it during a fall down some stairs.
(b) It develops a red rash.
(c) Rowen cuts her tendon so she can't run away.
(d) A snake bites it.

4. In what year does Play Six, Tall Tales, take place?
(a) 1861.
(b) 1776.
(c) 1995.
(d) 1885.

5. Why does Richard tell Jed they should bury their differences?
(a) He's tired of the bad blood between them.
(b) To unite against a common foe, the Yankees.
(c) He is running for office and wants Jed's vote.
(d) He wants to marry Jed's sister.

6. When Patrick Rowen tells his father he wants to marry Rebecca Talbert, how does Michael Rowen react?
(a) He disapproves and refuses to give Patrick land.
(b) He tells Star to get a preacher to conduct the wedding.
(c) He says he wants Rebecca for himself.
(d) He gives Patrick his blessing.

7. What does Michael Rowen tell Earl Tod he does in Georgia before coming to Kentucky?
(a) He is a preacher.
(b) He is a soldier.
(c) He is a schoolmaster.
(d) He is an indentured servant.

8. What is Zeke's relationship to Zach in Play Four, Ties that Bind?
(a) They are neighbors.
(b) They are friends.
(c) They are brothers.
(d) They are cousins.

9. Who does Rebecca Talbert tell Patrick Rowen his mother Star is visiting?
(a) Her Cherokee tribe.
(b) A neighbor woman.
(c) Rebecca's father, Joe Talbert.
(d) The local preacher.

10. How old is Patrick Rowen in Play Five?
(a) 90.
(b) 85.
(c) 35.
(d) 50.

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) Richard Talbert.
(b) Jed Rowen.
(c) William Clarke Quantrill.
(d) Ezekiel Rowen.

12. In Play Four, what does Patrick Rowen ask Jessie to do with the circuit court's mules, if any shooting occurs during the court's visit?
(a) Drown the mules.
(b) Shoot the mules.
(c) Feed the mules.
(d) Make the mules hard to find.

13. Who makes up what Jed calls Talbert's army in Play Five, God's Great Supper?
(a) Talbert's wife and daughters.
(b) Jed and some Irish immigrants.
(c) Twenty white men from Talbert's county.
(d) Jed, Talbert's house slave, and a handful of sharecroppers.

14. In Play One, Masters of the Trade, what does Michael Rowen say happens at Zion?
(a) A new mayor is elected.
(b) Cherokee attack and wipe out the settlement.
(c) A new general store opens.
(d) Daniel Boone visits the settlement.

15. In the prologue of Play Six, who stands off to the side while 14-year-old Mary Anne Rowen sits at the creek?
(a) Michael Rowen.
(b) The adult Mary Anne.
(c) Morning Star Rowen.
(d) Jed Rowen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What cities does J.T. claim to visit in Play Six?

2. Why is Randall Talbert running away in Play Five?

3. What is the name of the tree under which Mary Anne's great-great-grandfather, Michael Rowen, buys his land from the Indians?

4. What is Earl Tod's country of origin?

5. How many years after Play Two does Play Three, The Homecoming, take place?

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