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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Henry respond when Williams asks why he lives in slave-like poverty?
(a) He loves the whimsy of the outdoors and chose to marry it.
(b) He has chosen to live outside of society and has married his bean patch.
(c) He has no money for a nicer home.
(d) He inherited the property from his father.

2. Why is Henry disappointed in Emerson?
(a) His idol fights for freedom but believes in slavery.
(b) His idol has not taken a stand in the battle against slavery.
(c) His idol does not want everyone to be free.
(d) His idol does not stand for the same beliefs as him.

3. Where does Williams want to stay?
(a) Walden.
(b) Concord.
(c) Wherever Henry is.
(d) Canada.

4. About what is Henry's soliloquy?
(a) Loss.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Love.

5. What does Edward do as he gives his mother the berries?
(a) Tells her that he loves berries.
(b) Tells her how wonderful his day was.
(c) Tells her that he wants Henry to be his father.
(d) Tells her to make a pie.

6. About what is Williams worried?
(a) Henry will not be his friend.
(b) The authorities will catch him at Walden Pond.
(c) Henry will kick him out.
(d) Henry will turn him in.

7. After Henry deals with the chicken problem, how does Lydian respond to this gesture?
(a) She urges him to get married.
(b) She urges him to stay with them.
(c) She hugs him.
(d) She is embarrassed.

8. What does Henry recognizes about his devotion to Waldo?
(a) It has made a solid friendship.
(b) It has given him the strength to fight injustice.
(c) It has helped shape his own beliefs.
(d) It has stripped away some of his self.

9. What does Henry think about lawyers?
(a) They can useful.
(b) They are devils.
(c) They are mandatory for someone in jail.
(d) They are sneaky.

10. When does all action on stage stop?
(a) When Henry yells for the war to end.
(b) An unseen voice addresses Congress and urges the President to stop the war.
(c) When John is shot.
(d) When Edward is shot.

11. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?
(a) He lets himself out of the cell.
(b) He eats his breakfast anyway.
(c) He reads the note.
(d) He is forced to participate.

12. Edward is a young drummer boy, and Sam Staples is a Sergeant. What does Bailey become?
(a) The President.
(b) A commanding officer.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A General.

13. The war resumes in full speed with what?
(a) Henry leading the fight.
(b) The Mexicans on the run.
(c) Waldo leading the army.
(d) Violent bursts of light and noise.

14. What choice is Henry describing to Bailey?
(a) The choice to stay in jail or attempt a mistake.
(b) The choice to marry Ellen or allow his brother to.
(c) The choice he has made between paying his taxes and asserting his independence.
(d) The choice to listen to those around him or follow his heart.

15. What does the lighting in this jail cell scene make clear through its frightening blasts of red and other psychedelic colors?
(a) This is the devil's lair.
(b) This is a fire.
(c) This is a dream.
(d) This is a tornado.

Short Answer Questions

1. As a child what does Henry find berry picking better than?

2. How do the stage directions describe Henry's discussion of Waldo' virtues?

3. How does the play close?

4. When Henry refuses to assault the enemy, how does his mother respond?

5. When is there sexual tension between Lydian and Henry?

(see the answer keys)

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