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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lavinia tells Seth in the first scene that Captain Brant is coming to the house that night to ___________.
(a) Meet her mother.
(b) Court her.
(c) Drink with Seth.
(d) Borrow her father's maps.

2. How long are Ezra and Christine married?
(a) 16 years.
(b) 23 years.
(c) 27 years.
(d) 30 years.

3. Captain Brant tells Lavinia that the color of her hair reminds him of whom?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His mother.
(c) Her father.
(d) His father.

4. What does Christine accuse Lavinia of at the end of the first act of the second play?
(a) Gossiping about her.
(b) Following her everywhere.
(c) Lying.
(d) Murder.

5. What is the title of the second play?
(a) The House.
(b) The Homecoming.
(c) The Haunted.
(d) The Hunted.

6. Who does Orin resemble as he walks up the driveway as he returns from the war?
(a) Christine.
(b) David.
(c) Abe.
(d) Ezra.

7. What color dress is Christine wearing in Act Three of the first play?
(a) Blue.
(b) Green.
(c) Red.
(d) Black.

8. What does Christine go into her room to get when Ezra becomes ill?
(a) Her robe.
(b) A pill box.
(c) A Bible.
(d) A candle.

9. What does Christine call Orin when she first sees him on the day he returns from the war?
(a) Her man.
(b) Pitiful.
(c) Lover.
(d) My baby.

10. Ezra tells Christine there is always ___________ between them.
(a) An agreement.
(b) A daughter.
(c) A great love.
(d) A wall.

11. What is Orin wearing on his head when he returns from war?
(a) A hat with a feather.
(b) A crown.
(c) A flower from the islands.
(d) A bandage.

12. As he is dying, Christine tells Lavinia that Ezra is ____________.
(a) Hers.
(b) Gone.
(c) Dead.
(d) Sleeping.

13. Orin teases Lavinia when he returns from the war that she is still _____________.
(a) Short.
(b) Annoying.
(c) Ugly.
(d) Bossy.

14. Ezra tells Lavinia she always is what?
(a) His duty.
(b) His joy.
(c) His little girl.
(d) His burden.

15. Lavinia always reminds her mother of what?
(a) Her father.
(b) Her lost youth.
(c) Her brother.
(d) Her honeymoon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lavinia writes her father a letter about whom?

2. What is Orin's military rank?

3. Who goes to the train station with Lavinia to meet Orin?

4. What does Ezra beg Christine to give him as he is dying?

5. Lavinia tells Peter she can't marry him because _________ needs her.

(see the answer keys)

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