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

2. Captain Brant says Lavinia looks exactly like who?
(a) His mother.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her grandfather.

3. Who goes to the train station with Lavinia to meet Orin?
(a) Christine.
(b) Hazel.
(c) Seth.
(d) Peter.

4. Which of the following Greek dramas is NOT source material for Mourning Becomes Electra?
(a) Electra by Euripides.
(b) Oedipus the King.
(c) Electra by Sophocles.
(d) The Orestia.

5. Who are the members of the "chorus" in the first scene of the play?
(a) Hobos.
(b) Greek goddesses.
(c) Townspeople.
(d) Soldiers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Christine say she is visiting on her trips to New York?

2. What does Christine tell Brant he does with her share of the Mannon estate?

3. What does Christine call Orin when she first sees him on the day he returns from the war?

4. What happens to Christine at the end of Play One, Act Four?

5. Captain Brant tells Lavinia that the color of her hair reminds him of whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Hills attribute Ezra's sudden death to?

2. What does Hazel say about the Mannon house as she and Peter prepare it for Lavinia and Orin's return from the islands?

3. How does Ezra tell Christine he is feeling the morning after he returns from the war?

4. What does Hazel tell Lavinia in the last act of the play?

5. What does Orin mean when he tells her that he can forgive her for anything, except being with Brant?

6. What is Ezra's appearance like on the night he returns from the war?

7. How does Orin tell Lavinia he is actually wounded in the war?

8. How does the conversation between Seth and the townspeople in the first scene of the play hint at secrets in the Mannon family?

9. What is Lavinia's fate?

10. How does Christine learn of Brant's murder?

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