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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. How old is the character Chad Jasker?
(a) Twenty-eight.
(b) Thirty-one.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Twenty-two.

2. How long is Jean taking off work?
(a) Eighteen months.
(b) One year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Nine months.

3. Who appears with Jean in front of the slide of the lake in Act 1?
(a) Delia.
(b) August.
(c) Dan.
(d) Chad.

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

5. Who does Kirsten ask Delia about in Act 1 Part 4?
(a) Her daughter.
(b) Her female lover.
(c) Her boyfriend.
(d) Her husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who calls Dan a Howdy-Dowdy, hale-fellow, nice guy in Act 1?

2. What does Delia say in Act 1 that she is frantically beating the bushes for?

3. Where does August say that his sister was "scraped off the street?"

4. Jean says to Delia that the Temple Mound People were likely runaways from whom?

5. What do the lights begin to reveal at the end of Act 1 Part 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has been discovered in Act 2 Part 1? Who tells about this discovery? What is the reaction?

2. Which character wishes he/she could see the future? How is this revealed in the play?

3. Where is Dan at the end of The Mound Builders? What is the reaction of the others to this?

4. What does the discovery in Act 2 Part 1 lead Dan to theorize about this ancient culture?

5. How does Dan react to Delia's comment in Act 2 that everyone vanishes "without a trace?"

6. Describe the term which refers to the use of projections in the play. What effect does this theatrical device serve?

7. What does August suggest to Cynthia regarding Delia in Act 1? Who else has dealt with Delia in this way?

8. Early in Act 1, Kirsten hears a noise in the night. What does she hear and who comes to comfort her?

9. Describe the relationship between Jean and Chad. Why does he show her the model in Act 1?

10. What does the discovery of the God-king mean to August? Why?

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