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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 was the valley renamed in scene "D" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?
(a) The Valley of Despair.
(b) Miss George's Valley.
(c) The Valley of Hope.
(d) Loser's Valley.

2. 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"?
(a) Straps.
(b) Clothes.
(c) Chains.
(d) Wires.

3. What does Lucy's son confess, weeping, in the end of "C - Archaeology" of The America Play?
(a) He's glad his father is gone.
(b) He misses his father.
(c) He lied to his father.
(d) His father mistreated him.

4. Abraham Lincoln was which in the number of American Presidents?
(a) 16th.
(b) 14th.
(c) 17th.
(d) 18th.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who faces a forthcoming marriage in scene "A" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

2. In the "Overture" of "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World," the characters refer to when the man who did what while falling?

3. In "A - Big Bang" of The America Play, Lucy urges her son to keep digging, saying it's important to know the difference between "thuh real thing from thuh" what?

4. In "C - Archaeology" of The America Play, Lucy's son comments that the hole they're digging is, in fact, what?

5. How many characters are in "Pickling"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In what ways does Madame Odelia Pandahr build suspense in scene "D" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

4. What are Lily and George doing in the opening of "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

5. What is evoked in the gunshots in The America Play, "Act One: Lincoln Act"?

6. What allusion is implied in the arrival of the winner's head, presented to George on a platter in "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

7. What is suggested about Miss Miss's mother (and African Americans in the past) by her descriptions in "Pickling"?

8. What action takes place on stage as the Foundling Father gives his monologue in The America Play, "Act One: Lincoln Act"?

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

10. In scene "B" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love," how and what does Madame Odelia Pandahr describe?

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