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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 refers to a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers?
(a) White journalism.
(b) Yellow journalism.
(c) Blue journalism.
(d) Red journalism.

2. What does Hippolytus tell Phaedra will happen if they sleep together in Scene 4 of "Phaedra's Love"?
(a) They will be happy forever.
(b) She will be killed.
(c) He will be killed.
(d) They will never speak again.

3. What does Graham ask Tinker to do in Scene 1 of "Cleansed"?
(a) Move away with him.
(b) Kill somebody.
(c) Give him an overdose.
(d) Give him oral sex.

4. Who rapes and kills Strophe in Scene 8 of "Phaedra's Love"?
(a) Lena.
(b) Phaedra and Theseus.
(c) Theseus.
(d) Phaedra.

5. Cate is described as being what in "Blasted"?
(a) Religious.
(b) Childlike.
(c) Plain.
(d) Irate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ian doing in the opening of Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

2. What does the soldier do after taking Ian's gun in Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

3. What does Strophe tell Hippolytus that Phaedra has accused him of in Scene 5 of "Phaedra's Love"?

4. In Scene 3 of "Blasted", the soldier tells a story of raping all the women in a civilian family before doing what?

5. What is the name of the boyfriend Cate claims to have in "Blasted"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ian restrain Cate in the room in Scene 2 of "Blasted"? What does he say to make her stay?

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

3. How does the soldier describe his girlfriend's death in Scene 3 of "Blasted"?

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

5. What does Strophe reveal happened to Phaedra in Scene 5 of "Phaedra's Love"? How does Hippolytus respond?

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

7. What does Strophe do when she discovers who Phaedra is infatuated with in "Phaedra's Love"?

8. What conversation takes place between Ian and Cate when they first arrive at the hotel in "Blasted"?

9. What is the focus of "Blasted" following the soldier's suicide?

10. What is the central theme of "Phaedra's Love"?

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