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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the pharmacist's name?
(a) Mr. Sorrelton.
(b) Mr. Jackson.
(c) Mr. Bryg.
(d) Mr. Dubinsky.

2. What song does Val play in Act 1 Scene 1?
(a) "Heavenly Grass."
(b) "Memphis Blues."
(c) "Take Me Dancing."
(d) "Morning Glory."

3. What does Dolly compare Lady and Jabe's bedrooms to?
(a) A carnival.
(b) A hospital.
(c) A jail.
(d) A nursery.

4. What does Beulah say that a couple who doesn't love each other develops a passion for?
(a) Money.
(b) Food.
(c) Children.
(d) Animals.

5. Who does Val say killed Jessie Smith?
(a) Jack Daniels.
(b) Jack Ross.
(c) Jim Beam.
(d) Jim Crow.

6. Who does Lady call in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) The drugstore.
(b) Carol.
(c) The hospital.
(d) The Sheriff.

7. What does Beulah say Lady's father had?
(a) A guitar.
(b) A carriage.
(c) A piano.
(d) A monkey.

8. What does Carol remove from her trench coat pocket in Act 1 Scene 1?
(a) A knife.
(b) A revolver.
(c) A loaf of bread.
(d) A makeup mirror.

9. Where did Jabe have surgery?
(a) St. Louis.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Nashville.

10. What is peculiar about the birds that Val tells Lady about?
(a) They don't die.
(b) They don't have wings.
(c) They don't have legs.
(d) They don't fly.

11. Who is Dolly's husband?
(a) Dog.
(b) Jabe.
(c) Sheriff Talbott.
(d) Pee Wee.

12. What does Lady get from the cash drawer when she sees Val in the store in Act 1 Scene 2?
(a) A shotgun.
(b) Money.
(c) A knife.
(d) A revolver.

13. What did the people of the town call Lady's father?
(a) The Piano Singer.
(b) The Monkey.
(c) The Wop.
(d) The Charm Man.

14. Where is the play set?
(a) A morgue.
(b) A florist's shop.
(c) A dry-goods store.
(d) A cemetery.

15. How old does Val say he is?
(a) Thirty-two.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Twenty-nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dolly speak to in the Prologue?

2. What did couples do at the wine garden "back in the day"?

3. What does Carol tell the pharmacist to bring over?

4. What is Lady reopening?

5. What was "the mistake" Lady's father made that caused the vineyard to be burned?

(see the answer keys)

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