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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who arrives drunk at the door in the middle of the night in Act 1 Part 6?
(a) Cynthia.
(b) August.
(c) Chad.
(d) Dan.

2. What does August say his father did to Delia?
(a) Laughed at her.
(b) Abused her.
(c) Abandoned her.
(d) Worshiped her.

3. Where is the dig site located?
(a) Northern Arkansas.
(b) Eastern Missouri.
(c) Blue Shoals, Illinois.
(d) Mountain Springs, Kentucky.

4. What does Dan say his roommate studied in college?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Computer science.
(c) Archeology.
(d) Medieval History.

5. In what month does the play begin?
(a) October.
(b) April.
(c) February.
(d) July.

6. Who calls Dan a Howdy-Dowdy, hale-fellow, nice guy in Act 1?
(a) Jean.
(b) August.
(c) Delia.
(d) Cynthia.

7. What is Dr. Jean Loggins' profession?
(a) Archeologist.
(b) Gynecologist.
(c) Surgeon.
(d) Author.

8. How is Kirsten related to Cynthia?
(a) She is her daughter.
(b) She is her adopted daughter.
(c) She is her neice.
(d) She is her sister.

9. What did Delia's ex-husband's sell?
(a) Drilling equipment.
(b) Men's ties.
(c) Encyclopedias.
(d) Dental equipment.

10. What does Chad offer to give Jean in Act 1?
(a) A dog.
(b) The house.
(c) His share of the lease.
(d) The model.

11. What does Dan say the sign read when he woke up drunk in New York?
(a) "You must answer to get help."
(b) "Dial 911."
(c) "Police."
(d) "Fire alert."

12. Which character says in Act 1, "The truth is in dreams and nightmares, but you haven't succeeded in getting that down?"
(a) Cynthia.
(b) Dan.
(c) August.
(d) Delia.

13. Jean says that in one village six men were laid out ceremonially with what cut off?
(a) Their legs.
(b) Their right hands.
(c) Their genitalia.
(d) Their heads.

14. Who is camping near the house?
(a) A group of archeology students.
(b) Chad.
(c) A family from the town.
(d) A group of hunters.

15. Jean asks Chad if he will move the house when the lake comes in. What is his response?
(a) Yes.
(b) They will build a new one.
(c) He has already sold it.
(d) It isn't worth the cost.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Delia's second book?

2. How old is Professor August Howe?

3. Which character does August say is coming to stay with them unexpectedly?

4. How does Delia describe the temporary secretary she hired to transcribe her book?

5. Where is the airport August is going to in Act 1?

(see the answer keys)

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