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

2. What does the prologue in Play Six, Tall Tales, discuss?
(a) The beauty of spring in the mountains.
(b) Coal mining.
(c) The history of the Talbert family.
(d) The history of the Rowen family.

3. Why is Randall Talbert running away in Play Five?
(a) To get married.
(b) To fight the Yankees.
(c) To avoid punishment for stealing.
(d) To escape his father's abuse.

4. What does Jed do when Talbert asks for his help in getting off the battle field in Play Five?
(a) Abandons Talbert.
(b) Picks up Talbert's pistol and aims it at Talbert.
(c) Tends Talbert like a slave would.
(d) Helps Talbert get back to Kentucky.

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

6. In Play Two, The Courtship of Morning Star, what does Rowen plan to do if Morning Star has a girl instead of a boy when she delivers the baby she is expecting?
(a) Send the child to live with the Indians.
(b) Leave the baby girl on a mountain to die.
(c) Sell the child as an indentured servant.
(d) Celebrate the girl's birth with a big party.

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

8. In Play One, Masters of the Trade, how does Michael Rowen say he injures his ankle?
(a) He falls down some steps.
(b) His foot gets caught in a bear trap.
(c) In a tumble down a hill.
(d) In a fall from his horse.

9. What does Patrick Rowen offer the fat judge upon his arrival in Play Four, Ties That Bind?
(a) A drink of water.
(b) A meal.
(c) A drink of whiskey.
(d) A seat on the family's best cane bottom chair.

10. What happens to the Indian woman in Scene One of The Courtship of Morning Star?
(a) She drowns in the river.
(b) Michael Rowen drags her into his cabin against her will.
(c) She develops a fever.
(d) She falls in love with Michael Rowen.

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

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

13. What happens in Lawrenceburg, Kansas in Play Five, God's Great Supper?
(a) Talbert gets shot.
(b) Jed falls in love with a Yankee girl.
(c) Jed watches as Quantrill executes innocent civilians.
(d) Jed gets captured by the Yankees.

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

15. In Play Five, which Talberts does Ezekiel tell Jed they kill?
(a) All of them.
(b) The women.
(c) Richard and Randall.
(d) The men.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Play Two, The Courtship of Morning Star, what does Michael Rowen want now that he is prosperous?

3. In what does the narrator of the prologue in Play Six no longer believe ?

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

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

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