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

2. What do Rebecca Talbert and Patrick Rowen want to do?
(a) Get married.
(b) Start a business.
(c) Build a house.
(d) Learn to speak Cherokee.

3. What does Michael Rowen take from Earl Tod's belongings after Tod's death?
(a) Five hundred dollars in gold and silver.
(b) A gold pocket watch.
(c) A love letter to Tod's wife.
(d) A wanted poster.

4. Why does Richard want Jed to join his troops?
(a) Jed's a good shot and good with horses.
(b) It keeps Jed away from the Talbert women.
(c) Jed knows the countryside in which they are fighting.
(d) Jed is a big man who can fight well.

5. Whose raiders does Jed join after he leaves Talbert's army in Play Five?
(a) A Union officer's raiders.
(b) A group of Kentucky raiders.
(c) Quantrill's raiders.
(d) A group of black raiders.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year does Play Five, God's Great Supper, take place?

3. How old is Patrick Rowen in Play Five?

4. What secret does Jeremiah reveal at the end of Play Four, Ties That Bind?

5. In Play Two, The Courtship of Morning Star, what does Michael Rowen claim he does when he is just seven years old?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Why are Mary Anne and Tommy willing to take Abe Steinman in as a boarder, even though he is a stranger and involved with the union?

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

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

5. Which Talberts does Jed let live when his family attacks the Talbert homestead in Play Five, God's Great Supper?

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

7. What kind of soldier is Richard Talbert once he gets to the battle field in Play Five, God's Great Supper?

8. What does the incident with the train in Scene Eleven of Play Seven indicate about the conflict between the coal miners and the mining company?

9. Why does Jed Rowen agree to join the Confederate Army with Richard Talbert?

10. Do things improve for the coal miners between the formation of the union in 1920 and Joshua Rowen's speech in Union Hall in 1954 at the beginning of Play Eight?

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