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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Michael Rowen say he wants when he appears at Earl Tod's campfire in Play One?
(a) Guns.
(b) A horse.
(c) Food and warmth from the fire.
(d) Money.

4. 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 wants to marry Jed's sister.
(d) He is running for office and wants Jed's vote.

5. 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) Two women read a list of men's names including his.
(c) Jed's grandfather, Patrick, dies.
(d) Jed eats at a church picnic in an orchard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Michael Rowen bring back from Louisville with him in Play Three, The Homecoming?

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

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

4. What does Michael Rowen take from Earl Tod's belongings after Tod's death?

5. When Tommy confronts him in Chapter Six, who does J.T. say he comes to visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jed's dream change at the end of Play Five, God's Great Supper, from what it is at the beginning of the play?

2. Explain how Jeremiah's name foreshadows the fate of the Rowen family in Play Four, Ties That Bind.

3. In Play Four, Ties That Bind, why does Patrick Rowen seem to favor his younger son, Zach, over his older son, Zeke?

4. What does J.T. talk Jed Rowen into selling in Scene Two of Play Six and does Jed fully understand what he is selling?

5. From where does Joshua get the Rowen gold watch in Play Nine, what does he do with it and what do his actions symbolize?

6. What is the significance of Morning Star's failure to tell her son about her visits to Joe Talbert?

7. Explain the significance of the fact that Earl Tod speaks Cherokee in Play One, Masters of the Trade, when he first hears someone approaching him from the woods.

8. Why do the union and the mining company have to share responsibility for the mining accident at the end of Play Eight?

9. Explain the significance of the title of Play Six, Tall Tales.

10. Is there any evidence that Morning Star's marriage to Michael Rowen is any happier in Play Three, The Homecoming, than it is in Play Two, The Courtship of Morning Star?

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