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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what does Henry tell Bailey he prays?
(a) The water.
(b) A Bible.
(c) Nature.
(d) A flute.

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

3. Why does Edward suggest that Henry would be a better father?
(a) Henry is more fun than his own father.
(b) Henry is nicer than his own father.
(c) His father would not play with him like Henry does.
(d) His father is often away from the house.

4. What has brought violence to Concord?
(a) Williams' shooting.
(b) Henry's jail time.
(c) Waldo's speeches.
(d) The upset citizens of Concord.

5. Henry and Lydian briefly discuss love and loneliness. What comes between them?
(a) Edward.
(b) Some signs of awkwardness.
(c) Some signs of tension.
(d) Waldo.

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

7. Henry praises the speaker, and calls him by what name?
(a) My brother.
(b) Congressman Lincoln from Illinois.
(c) My son.
(d) President Polk.

8. When is there sexual tension between Lydian and Henry?
(a) When Edward says he wants Henry to be is father.
(b) When Henry asks her to marry him.
(c) When she sees the gift he made her.
(d) When she asks if he is lonely, he turns the question back on her.

9. As a child what does Henry find berry picking better than?
(a) Playing with his brother.
(b) Staying in the house.
(c) Going to school.
(d) Just eating the pudding his mother made from them.

10. 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 dream.
(c) This is a tornado.
(d) This is a fire.

11. Where must Waldo go to speak out against injustice?
(a) At the courthouse.
(b) In his own heart.
(c) Out of his comfort zone.
(d) In Washington, D.C.

12. How does Henry feel when he shouts with no response and tries to ring the bell, but no sound emerges?
(a) He feels frustrated, yet determined.
(b) He feels somewhat relieved.
(c) He feels confused and unsure.
(d) He feels discouraged and powerless.

13. Waldo asks whether he should start a violent rebellion. How does Henry reply?
(a) He insists violence is not always the answer.
(b) He insists violence is the only solution.
(c) He insists Waldo start a war.
(d) He insists Waldo should stop violence.

14. Henry rings the town bell, and tells everyone that Waldo will be giving a speech. Why does Waldo not appear?
(a) Waldo "wants more time to meditate on these matters."
(b) Waldo "suddenly had to make other plans."
(c) Waldo "is afraid of public speaking."
(d) Waldo "is not longer interested in assisting Henry in his cause."

15. What does Sergeant Sam urge the troops to do?
(a) Run for their lives.
(b) Form a line and start firing.
(c) Duck and cover.
(d) Build a trench.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Henry wail in grief?

2. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?

3. What has Henry's Aunt Louisa done?

4. What choice is Henry describing to Bailey?

5. How does the play close?

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