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

2. 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) Blue journalism.
(b) Yellow journalism.
(c) White journalism.
(d) Red journalism.

3. What does Carl say he would do for Rod in Scene 2 of "Cleansed"?
(a) Steal.
(b) Die.
(c) Anything.
(d) Kill.

4. What is Tinker doing for Graham in the opening of Scene 1 of "Cleansed"?
(a) Selling drugs.
(b) His homework.
(c) Cooking heroin.
(d) Mending his clothes.

5. When did Sarah Kane die?
(a) 2001.
(b) 1999.
(c) 2005.
(d) 2000.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tinker do after putting Grace to bed in Scene 3 of "Cleansed"?

2. When Cate passes out in Scene 2 of "Blasted", Ian masturbates while doing what?

3. How old is Robin in "Cleansed"?

4. What is Ian drinking in the opening of Scene 2 of "Blasted"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who does Grace meet with in Scene 3 of "Cleansed"? Where do they meet?

3. What does Strophe tell Hippolytus when she enters in Scene 5 of "Phaedra's Love"? What is his response?

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

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

6. In what way does the soldier torture Ian after raping him in Scene 3 of "Blasted"?

7. What is Ian's response when the soldier asks him to report his stories? What does the soldier then do?

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

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

10. Describe the dynamic between Ian and Cate in Scene 1 of "Blasted." How are these characters different?

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