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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the setting for the beginning of the play?
(a) Long Island Sound.
(b) Walden Pond.
(c) A jail cell in the center of the stage.
(d) A school.
2. Why is Henry visibly frustrated with himself?
(a) Ellen rejects him.
(b) Ellen does not love John as he thought.
(c) His rowing scares Ellen.
(d) His intensity frightens Ellen away.
3. What is Henry's response when Ellen asks what will happen to the school now that there are no students?
(a) He will find new students.
(b) He will be the student and will learn from nature.
(c) He will change the way the school is run to keep students.
(d) He says they will close and he will have to go back to teaching at a university.
4. What does Waldo tell Lydian will be interesting?
(a) Having an odd repairperson.
(b) Having a outspoken repairperson.
(c) Having a Harvard-educated repairperson.
(d) Having a Transcendentalist repairperson.
5. What is Transcendentalism?
(a) A Christian denomination, similar to the Methodist faith.
(b) The belief in karma, nirvana, and reincarnation.
(c) A person's thoughts or emotions that transcend or rise above their external perceptions.
(d) A way of traveling from one continent to another.
6. What words of Waldo's does Henry repeat like a mantra?
(a) "Follow your own path."
(b) "Be free to be yourself."
(c) "Cast conformity behind you."
(d) "Follow the yellow brick road."
7. Who are the only people married in John and Henry's family?
(a) Their parents and uncle.
(b) Their father and mother.
(c) Their parents and aunt.
(d) Their parents and older brother.
8. For what does Henry invite Ellen?
(a) A swim.
(b) A picnic.
(c) A boat ride.
(d) A walk.
9. Ball tells Henry that they have been feeding their souls. How does Henry reply?
(a) He has been feeding the birds.
(b) He has been feeding his soul in nature.
(c) He has been feeding plants with manure.
(d) He has been feeding his face.
10. What word does Deacon Ball use incorrectly, which actually means forbidden?
11. Why does Henry note that it is good that men do not know how to fly?
(a) They would hurt the birds in the sky.
(b) They would run into one another in the air.
(c) They would dive to earth.
(d) If they did they would damage and dirty the clouds and the air.
12. In what town is the play set?
(a) Boston, Massachusetts.
(b) Providence, Rhode Island.
(c) Concord, Massachusetts.
(d) East Hampton, New York.
13. Why is Bailey in jail?
(a) Burning down a barn.
(b) Murdering his neighbor.
(c) Robbing a store.
(d) Breaking and entering.
14. Henry agrees to take her to shore if she will do what?
(a) Marry John.
(b) Marry him.
(c) Go to church with John.
(d) Go to church with him.
15. Whose nightmare of Henry being arrested has come true?
(a) His brother's.
(b) His mother's.
(c) His father's.
Short Answer Questions
1. Henry notes that he can feel the sound waves from the clock tower. Who does he say he is freer in jail than?
2. Who will be Henry's protege?
3. Why does Henry make this agreement with Ellen before taking her to shore?
4. What does Henry notice about Ellen?
5. Who does Waldo say "were trying to buy popularity?"
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