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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. What becomes clear about Ellen and her father?
(a) They do not agree on how Edmund should be raised.
(b) They are both Transcendentalists.
(c) Neither really understand Transcendentalism.
(d) They are very close.

2. Why do the townsfolk look strangely at Henry?
(a) Henry takes off one shoe.
(b) Henry is arguing with the constable.
(c) Henry is sneaking around in the dark.
(d) Henry is stumbling around.

3. If more people were willing to go to jail to protest the government, they could effect change on what scale?
(a) The scale of the Civil War.
(b) The scale of the American Revolution.
(c) A small scale.
(d) The scale of the Mexican War.

4. What do Henry and Bailey see outside the window of the cell?
(a) Their neighbors.
(b) A drunk staggering around.
(c) The keys.
(d) The constable.

5. On what do John and Henry then agree?
(a) They will begin their cult and marry as many women as possible.
(b) They will both get married as soon as possible to forget about Ellen.
(c) They will remain celibate until they are 90 and 92 years old, at which time they will both pursue Ellen.
(d) They will stay celibate for the rest of their lives.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does John attribute Henry's nonconformity?

2. John's cheering of Henry leads to what inspiration?

3. Ball tells Henry that they have been feeding their souls. How does Henry reply?

4. Henry notes that he can feel the sound waves from the clock tower. Who does he say he is freer in jail than?

5. Henry notes that older people like her father are "polluted" by advice. How does he strongly urge Ellen to maintain her "innocence?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Why will Ellen not marry John?

2. What happens after Henry gives Waldo the advice to speak out against the war?

3. What might the flute melody represent?

4. How does Henry attempt to stay in jail?

5. What discussion do John and Henry have regarding Ellen's interest in both brothers?

6. How does Henry get out of jail?

7. What is the lighting like at the beginning of the first scene?

8. What do Henry and Bailey see out the cell window?

9. What is Waldo's reaction to Henry's arrest?

10. Translate Henry's poem/prayer for Bailey. "Blessed Are the Young, for they do not read the President's speeches. Blessed Are They who never read a newspaper, for they shall see Nature and, through her, God. Blessed is Bailey, for he's a good fellow and deserves better treatment than you've been giving him even though he is a man of letters."

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