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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. How many plays did Sarah Kane complete in her lifetime?
(a) 2.
(b) 7.
(c) 5.
(d) 13.

2. Ian says in Scene 2 of "Blasted" that who kills children like Cate's brother?
(a) The mob.
(b) The United States Army.
(c) The ethnic militants.
(d) The police.

3. What does the soldier do after raping and torturing Ian in "Blasted"?
(a) Rape Cate.
(b) Kills Ian.
(c) Kills himself.
(d) Kills Cate.

4. What has destroyed the hotel room in Scene 3 of "Blasted"?
(a) A grenade.
(b) An earthquake.
(c) A mortar shell.
(d) A tornado.

5. In Scene 3 of "Blasted", the soldier tells a story of raping all the women in a civilian family before doing what?
(a) Torturing and killing the men.
(b) Defacating on their floor.
(c) Shooting them all.
(d) Leaving them all crying.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the king in "Phaedra's Love"?

2. How is Phaedra related to Hippoytus in "Phaedra's Love"?

3. What does Cate do after fainting in "Blasted"?

4. Robin tells Grace he is trying to become stable to return where in Scene 3 of "Cleansed"?

5. Strophe says that she would die for what in Scene 5 of "Phaedra's Love"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the setting of "Phaedra's Love". Upon what play is the story based?

2. How is Ian's job illustrated in Scene 1 of "Blasted"? What history between Ian and Cate is revealed through exposition?

3. What is the setting of "Blasted"? What characters enter in Scene 1?

4. Describe the setting at the beginning of Scene 3 of "Blasted." What does the soldier ask Ian?

5. How does Hippolytus take on the role of protagonist in "Phaedra's Love"?

6. What elements of the setting are revealed in greater detail in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

7. What do Carl and Rod represent symbolically in "Cleansed"?

8. What aspects of Ian's personality are revealed in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

9. What are Carl and Rod discussing in Scene 2 of "Cleansed"?

10. What is Hippolytus doing in the beginning of Scene 4 of "Phaedra's Love"? What does Phaedra enter with?

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