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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Vee carrying when she enters in Act 1 Scene 1?
(a) A cat.
(b) A parrot.
(c) A painting.
(d) A dog.

2. What does Val say he needs to fix his buckle?
(a) Thread.
(b) A needle.
(c) Pliers.
(d) Scissors.

3. What ring does Carol say that Val was wearing when she met him before?
(a) A wedding ring.
(b) A turtle ring.
(c) A snake ring.
(d) A ring with a dove.

4. What is Lady reopening?
(a) The wine garden.
(b) The confectionery.
(c) The restaurant.
(d) The flower shop.

5. What does Val say that today is in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) New Year's Eve.
(b) Easter.
(c) His anniversary.
(d) His birthday.

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

7. Why hadn't Val read the character reference before?
(a) He knew it was insulting.
(b) It was in a sealed envelope.
(c) It was written in Italian.
(d) He was never curious.

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

9. What does Val say his body temperature is the same as?
(a) A dog's.
(b) A cat's.
(c) A snake's.
(d) A horse's.

10. What did Val do whenever paper money was dropped in the kitty?
(a) Laughed.
(b) Sang.
(c) Cried.
(d) Whistled.

11. Where did Vee let Val sleep the night before in Act 1 Scene 1?
(a) Her car.
(b) The lockup.
(c) The church.
(d) Her couch.

12. What is the name of the local highway?
(a) Louisiana.
(b) Dixie.
(c) Windwood.
(d) Ville Platte.

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

14. Where does Carol say you go after jooking on a night that's not clear?
(a) Elmhurst cabins.
(b) Idlewood cabins.
(c) Wilderwood cabins.
(d) Candlewood cabins.

15. Who says, "What on earth can you do on this earth but catch whatever comes near you, with both your hands, until your fingers are broken"?
(a) Carol.
(b) Val.
(c) Lady.
(d) Vee.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lady say that the store can never hold?

2. Who is returning from the hospital in the Prologue?

3. What is Beulah's last name?

4. Where does Beulah say that the ice box is located?

5. What is the pharmacist's name?

(see the answer keys)

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