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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. When was Abraham Lincoln born?
(a) 1800.
(b) 1805.
(c) 1797.
(d) 1809.

2. Who ran the finishing school where George graduated in "Devotees in the Garden of Love?
(a) Madame Odelia Pandahr.
(b) ThatOne.
(c) Lily.
(d) ThisOne.

3. Who assumed the American Presidency after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?
(a) Ulysses S. Grant.
(b) James Buchanan.
(c) Andrew Johnson.
(d) Franklin Pierce.

4. What name does George state she would rather have been called in "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?
(a) Patty.
(b) Marilyn.
(c) Betty.
(d) Selma.

5. What does Lucy's son suddenly do when a gunshot is heard in "A - Big Bang" of The America Play?
(a) Pretends to fall dead.
(b) Jumps in the air.
(c) Lays flat on the ground.
(d) Hides behind a tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Miss Miss remember Charles coming by to eat in "Pickling"?

2. In scene "C" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love," Lily refers to how important it used to be for a bride to have what?

3. What does one of the characters call out to be taken off him in "Panel II: First Chorus" of "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World"?

4. What is a narrative technique wherein events are portrayed in chronological order?

5. Who is watching the battle in scene "B" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is described about Miss Miss's mother in "Pickling"?

2. What conversation do Black Man and Black Woman share in "Panel I: Thou Holy Ghost" of "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World"?

3. Discuss the use of archetypes in "Devotees in the Garden of Love." How does this affect the characters' actions?

4. How does the objective of the Foundling Father relate to other protagonists in the collection?

5. What structural format does "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World" follow?

6. How does Parks intertwine linear narrative and metaphor in The America Play?

7. How did the Lesser Known gain success in his impersonations, according to the Foundling Father in The America Play, "Act One: Lincoln Act"?

8. What is introduced in the "Overture" of "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World"?

9. What symbols of violence are central in "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World"?

10. What figures and characters are introduced by the Foundling Father in The America Play, "Act One: Lincoln Act"?

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