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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. The chorus in the "Overture" of "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World" suggest who should listen to the story of what happened, write it down and preserve it?
(a) The women.
(b) The youth.
(c) The men.
(d) The elderly.

2. What play was Abraham Lincoln watching when he was assassinated?
(a) Our American Cousin.
(b) Hedda Gabbler.
(c) A Doll's House.
(d) The Gladiator.

3. Who speaks of Black Man's family history in "Panel IV: Second Chorus" of "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World"?
(a) Fish.
(b) Chicken.
(c) Ham.
(d) Beef.

4. In scene "B" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love," Madame Odelia Pandahr states that the one word to describe the reason for the battle is what?
(a) Lust.
(b) Insults.
(c) Devotion.
(d) Rage.

5. In "B - Echo" of The America Play, the Foundling Father introduces a scene from what play?
(a) Spring Awakening.
(b) A Dolls House.
(c) The Mikado.
(d) Our American Cousin.

Short Answer Questions

1. In scene "A" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love," what is Lily looking through?

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

3. When was Abraham Lincoln born?

4. The implied occupation of the Lesser Known in the beginning of The America Play was what?

5. 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"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does the play on words of "Foundling Father" imply in The America Play?

7. What role does race play in "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

8. How are linear and stream-of-consciousness narratives juxtaposed in "Pickling"?

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

10. How does the term "pickling" apply to the play "Pickling"?

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