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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. In Play Five, how does Randall's father, Richard, punish the boy for running away?
(a) He makes Randall tend the family mules.
(b) He whips Randall's hand and sends him home.
(c) He withholds Randall's monthly allowance.
(d) He makes Randall work the fields with the sharecroppers.

2. In what year does Play Five, God's Great Supper, take place?
(a) 1768.
(b) 2000.
(c) 1500.
(d) 1861.

3. In Play Four, to whom does Patrick Rowen owe money now that his bank folds?
(a) Sallie.
(b) The town preacher.
(c) Jeremiah.
(d) The fat circuit court judge.

4. What is wrong with the blankets Michael Rowen gives Dragging Canoe and Taskwan?
(a) They're infected with smallpox.
(b) They're torn and ragged.
(c) They're dirty and long overdue for a washing.
(d) They're filled with fleas and lice.

5. What is Mary Anne's relationship with Tommy Jackson in Play Six?
(a) Tommy is her cousin.
(b) Tommy is her boyfriend.
(c) Tommy is her friend.
(d) Tommy is her brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Jed Rowen tells his father that Randall Talbert is just a kid in Play Five, how does Ezekiel respond?

2. Why does J.T. claim he is saving Mary Anne's life or at least her soul?

3. What does the Indian woman try to hit Michael Rowen with in Scene Two of The Courtship of Morning Star?

4. In what year is Play One, Masters of the Trade, set?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence in Play Eight indicates that Margaret Rowen is an alcoholic?

2. 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.

3. What does Michael Rowen claim his life is like prior to coming to Kentucky?

4. How do the stories J.T. tells at supper in Scene Two of Play Six, Tall Tales, indicate he does not always tell the truth.

5. What does Patrick Rowen tell Rebecca in Play Three, The Homecoming, that his father does to his baby sister?

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

7. Describe the mining incident with Mackie in Scene One of Play Seven.

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

9. What does Michael Rowen mean when he tells Morning Star he learns early that blood is the "coin of the realm"?

10. Discuss how J.T. fascinates Mary Anne Rowen in Play Six, Tall Tales.

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