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

2. Who does Rebecca Talbert tell Patrick Rowen his mother Star is visiting?
(a) The local preacher.
(b) A neighbor woman.
(c) Her Cherokee tribe.
(d) Rebecca's father, Joe Talbert.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Play Four, to whom does Patrick Rowen owe money now that his bank folds?

2. Who is wresting as Play Four, Ties That Bind, opens?

3. What is the name of the tree under which Mary Anne's great-great-grandfather, Michael Rowen, buys his land from the Indians?

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

5. Why does Patrick Rowen have three loans from a local bank in Play Four?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Tommy Jackson trust J.T. in Scene One of Play Six, Tall Tales?

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

3. Is there any evidence in the text to suggest that the miners and Andrew know that Joshua Rowen is underage when he starts working at the mine in Scene Eight of Play Seven?

4. What is Jeremiah's motivation for wanting control of Patrick Rowen's land?

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

6. What happens when Jed tells Mary Anne the truth about the contract he persuaded her father to sign in Scene Three of Play Six?

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

8. 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.

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

10. At the beginning of Play Six, Tall Tales, why is Mary Anne Rowen reminiscing about how beautiful and colorful spring is in the Kentucky mountains?

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