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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. Christine tells Brant that she loves him because he resembles to who?
(a) Herself.
(b) Lavinia.
(c) Ezra.
(d) Orin.

2. Who does Lavinia say that Captain Brant is using for revenge?
(a) Herself
(b) Orin.
(c) Hazel.
(d) Her mother.

3. What is Brant's mother's position in the Mannon household?
(a) Cook.
(b) Housekeeper.
(c) Gardener.
(d) Nurse.

4. Where is Orin wounded in the war?
(a) His chest.
(b) His head.
(c) His leg.
(d) His arm.

5. What does the Mannon house remind Orin of when he sees it for the first time after the war?
(a) Death.
(b) Evil.
(c) Peace.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following Greek dramas is NOT source material for Mourning Becomes Electra?

2. What year is the first production of Mourning Becomes Electra?

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

4. Ezra tells Christine that the war makes him look at ________ differently.

5. Orin tells Lavinia that Ezra and the war teaches him what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Seth and the other men dare Abner Small to do at the beginning of the third play?

2. What plans do Christine and Brant make when she comes to see him on his ship?

3. What does Christine accuse Lavinia of at the end of the first act of the second play?

4. What significant information does Captain Brant learn from the drunken sailor near his ship?

5. What is Orin's tone as he talks to his dead father in Play Two, Act Three?

6. What does Orin tell Hazel to do with the envelope he gives her in Play Three, Act Three?

7. How does Ezra describe Orin's condition to Christine when he returns from the war?

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

9. Why is Orin surprised by Christine's obvious grief over Brant's death?

10. What is significant about Play One, Act Two taking place under the watchful eye of Ezra's portrait?

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