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. Why does Patrick Rowen have three loans from a local bank in Play Four?
(a) To expand the Rowen land.
(b) To build a new house.
(c) To buy horses.
(d) To buy farm equipment.

2. Which of the following statements does not describe an aspect of Jed Rowen's dream at the beginning of Play Five?
(a) His father Ezekiel preaches from Revelations.
(b) Jed's grandfather, Patrick, dies.
(c) Jed eats at a church picnic in an orchard.
(d) Two women read a list of men's names including his.

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

4. Why does J.T. claim he is saving Mary Anne's life or at least her soul?
(a) The devil is said to hide in the muddy bottom of streams.
(b) She can fall into the stream and drown.
(c) He is a preacher.
(d) Indians are lurking in the woods nearby.

5. What does the Indian woman try to hit Michael Rowen with in Scene Two of The Courtship of Morning Star?
(a) A rifle.
(b) A broom.
(c) A coffee pot.
(d) A log.

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

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

8. What does J.T. claim the letters in his name stand for?
(a) John Tucker.
(b) Just Terrific.
(c) Joyful Thaddeus.
(d) Joshua Thomas.

9. What cities does J.T. claim to visit in Play Six?
(a) Chicago and St. Louis.
(b) Atlanta, Georgia and New York City.
(c) London and Madrid.
(d) San Francisco and Paris, France.

10. 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) Make the mules hard to find.
(b) Feed the mules.
(c) Shoot the mules.
(d) Drown the mules.

11. In Play Five, who does Ezekiel find hiding under the Rowen porch and overhearing his conversation with Jed about killing Richard?
(a) Richard.
(b) Jessie.
(c) Randall Talbert.
(d) Joleen.

12. What happens in Play Five, once Jed forces his way onto the crowded ferry with the injured Richard Talbert?
(a) Jed shoots everyone on the ferry and takes over the boat.
(b) Jed abandons Talbert once they get across the river.
(c) Jed pushes Talbert overboard and watches him drown.
(d) Jed flees the army and becomes a deserter.

13. How many years after Play Two does Play Three, The Homecoming, take place?
(a) Two years.
(b) Ten months.
(c) Sixteen years.
(d) One hundred years.

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

15. What happens to Star at the end of Play Three, The Homecoming?
(a) Patrick orders her off his land and she vows to see him hang.
(b) Patrick shoots her.
(c) She gets a new horse.
(d) She marries Joe Talbert.

Short Answer Questions

1. Once Jed agrees to join the Confederate Army with Richard and Richard leaves, what do Ezekiel and Jed reveal?

2. Why does Richard want Jed to join his troops?

3. In Play Four, what does Jeremiah call Zeke?

4. In Play One, Masters of the Trade, in what language does Earl Tod initially speak?

5. When Jed returns home at the end of Play Five, what do he and his father and friends do?

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