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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. Who does Beulah say burned down the wine garden?
(a) The Mystic Crew.
(b) The Everly sisters.
(c) The Sheriff's son.
(d) The Wop.

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

3. What is the name of the county in which the play is set?
(a) Twin Peaks.
(b) Mad River.
(c) Clarksdale.
(d) Two River.

4. What did Carol wear to protest the death penalty of Willie McGee?
(a) A prison uniform.
(b) A potato sack.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A barrel.

5. Who has gone to the depot to meet Lady and Jabe?
(a) Sheriff Talbott.
(b) Val and Carol.
(c) Beulah.
(d) Pee Wee and Dog.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lady's father do after Prohibition set in?

2. What does Dolly say about Jabe's appearance after he goes upstairs?

3. Who would Lady slip off with in the wine garden?

4. What does Carol tell Val she's not allowed to do?

5. What is Lady redecorating the confectionery to look like?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lady tell David in Act 2? How does he react?

2. Where has Carol met Val before? Describe that encounter.

3. Why does Lady feel disappointed in Val in Act 2 Scene 3? Why does he feel disappointed in her?

4. Why does Val brush off Carol in Act 1?

5. How does Lady hear that Val is leaving town? What is her response?

6. Why did the woman call to complain about Val? What really happened?

7. What does Val say about questions and waiting for answers in Act 2?

8. How does Val believe human beings used to connect? How does he feel now?

9. How does Carol describe herself to Val?

10. What happens at the end of Act 2 Scene 3 with Val and the cash box? How does Lady react?

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