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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is slowly happening to Philip's family as he continues to display anger and engage in violent outbursts?
(a) They are becoming strong
(b) They are becoming weary
(c) They are becoming fitful
(d) They are becoming more forgiving

2. Where does Sister work?
(a) In the schoolhouse
(b) In the hospital
(c) As a baker
(d) In the library

3. What did Mollie and Philip do the day they met?
(a) Danced all night
(b) Made love
(c) Talked all night
(d) Met Mollie's parents

4. Who does Philip primarily blame for his emotional angst?
(a) Mollie
(b) Sister
(c) Paris
(d) His mother

5. What does John confess his ex-wife did that destroyed their marriage and John's faith in marriage?
(a) She did not want children
(b) She paid more attention to his friends than to him
(c) She was abusive
(d) She was unfaithful

6. After John's proposal to Mollie, which character enters the home?
(a) Paris
(b) Mother Lovejoy
(c) Philip
(d) Sister

7. What quality does Mollie possess that Sister does not and is the reason why Sister remains single?
(a) Grace
(b) Beauty
(c) Earthiness
(d) Nobility

8. What gift does Philip give Paris for his forgotten birthday?
(a) A hand carved statue
(b) A hand carved chess set
(c) A hand carved toy box
(d) A hand carved chest

9. What does Philip admit to Mollie that he needs and can't go on living without?
(a) Family support
(b) Her
(c) The farmhouse
(d) Writing

10. Where does the play open?
(a) In the kitchen of the farmhouse
(b) In the bedroom of the farmhouse
(c) In the family room of the farmhouse
(d) In the living room of the farmhouse

11. What bores Philip as he is talking with Mollie after his stay in the sanatorium?
(a) Talk of therapy
(b) Talk of farmhouse life
(c) Talk of John Tucker
(d) Talk of Sister

12. What quality does John have that Philip does not that keeps John on a steady path?
(a) Physical strength
(b) Emotional strength
(c) Strength of heart
(d) Mental strength

13. What quality of Philip has served as the backdrop for the tumultuous lives of his family?
(a) His loving relationships
(b) His artistic genius
(c) His compassionate friendship
(d) His violent rages

14. What does Philip eventually conclude about himself regarding his failures?
(a) That he has no talent
(b) That he is unworthy
(c) That he is to blame
(d) That he is a killjoy

15. What does Sister assure Philip will happen if he calms himself from the fight with Mollie and just comes back home?
(a) He could write in peace and quite
(b) He might fall in love with another woman
(c) He would make sound decisions
(d) He would regain mental clarity

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mollie tell Philip she intends to do that will affect her relationship with him?

2. Who does Philip question about why no one has ever tried to stop his destructive behavior?

3. At the dinner table, what does Philip dissuade John from doing?

4. What does John offer Mollie that Phillip cannot?

5. What event does the dream that Paris has in the beginning of the play foreshadow?

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