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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 does Mrs. Gibbs chide her husband for when he comes home at the beginning of the play?
(a) Coming home late again.
(b) Not picking up the milk she needed from the store.
(c) Not getting enough rest.
(d) Drinking too much.

2. What is Joe's occupation?
(a) Grocer.
(b) Paperboy.
(c) Student.
(d) Milkman.

3. What does Dr. Gibb rebuke Mrs. Gibbs for when she returns at the beginning of the third scene?
(a) Spending too much money.
(b) Being late.
(c) Eating too much.
(d) Gossiping.

4. At the beginning of the play, what does Mrs. Gibbs do when she first comes out of her house?
(a) Hangs some laundry.
(b) Checks her mailbox.
(c) Strings some beans.
(d) Feeds her chickens.

5. What does Dr. Gibbs give George when he has finished talking to him after school?
(a) A dollar.
(b) A handkerchief.
(c) A rake.
(d) A hug.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Mrs. Gibbs die?

2. At the beginning of the play, what does Dr. Gibbs say he has been up all night doing?

3. What does the stage manager say that the third act will be about?

4. How much time passed between the first act and the second act?

5. Who does Mr. Webb see on his way home the night of the first day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Webb say is cruel about weddings?

2. What is Mrs. Webb getting ready for at the beginning of Act 2?

3. What does Mrs. Gibbs warn Emily not to do in the third act?

4. What title did the stage manager give Act 1?

5. What does the stage manager ask Emily and George to do before they show their wedding day?

6. What does Mrs. Webb tell Mrs. Gibbs to do when she hears of Mrs. Gibbs's $350?

7. What is Mrs. Soames famous for?

8. What is George's greatest talent?

9. Why does Dr. Gibbs give George a handkerchief after reprimanding him for not doing his chores?

10. What does Mrs. Gibbs make George for breakfast on the morning of his wedding day?

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