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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the second sound the audience hears in Act 1?
(a) Wind.
(b) A conversation.
(c) A buzzer.
(d) Laughter.

2. What does Claire try to explain to the first house guest?
(a) The significance of the greenhouse plants.
(b) Why the pepper is missing.
(c) Why the salt is missing.
(d) The effects of the blizzard on the greenhouse.

3. Who requested that breakfast be served in the greenhouse?
(a) Claire.
(b) Harry.
(c) Anthony.
(d) Hattie.

4. Which is the best description of Hattie?
(a) A house guest.
(b) A maid.
(c) Wife of Harry.
(d) A gardener.

5. What does Claire want Elizabeth to do regarding the plants?
(a) Tend all of the plants.
(b) Not get involved.
(c) Wait until tomorrow to see what will happen.
(d) Tend only the special plant.

6. What does Harry help Hattie to do when he returns during the second part of Act 1?
(a) Tend to the plants.
(b) Prepare breakfast.
(c) Lock the greenhouse door.
(d) Greet the houseguests.

7. Who is Elizabeth?
(a) Harry and Claire's daughter.
(b) Harry's daughter from a previous marriage.
(c) Claire's daughter from a previous marriage.
(d) Claire's sister.

8. What does the blizzard symbolize?
(a) Death.
(b) Ideas and creativity.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Outside forces.

9. Which plant is not thriving?
(a) "The Life Vine."
(b) "The Breath of Death."
(c) "The Edge Vine."
(d) "The Breath of Life."

10. Why is the first house guest uncomfortable?
(a) Worries about the state of the household due to the missing salt.
(b) Worries about the state of the greenhouse due to the blizzard.
(c) Worries about the state of the household due to the missing pepper.
(d) Worries about the state of the greenhouse due to the dying plant.

11. Claire tries to strike Elizabeth with what?
(a) A salt shaker.
(b) A trowel.
(c) "The Edge Vine."
(d) A flowerpot.

12. Who worries that the cold weather will have adverse effects on the plants?
(a) Anthony.
(b) Harry.
(c) Anthony and Harry.
(d) Hattie.

13. What is the one item that stands out in the greenhouse?
(a) A huge plant, clinging to the back wall.
(b) A broken window.
(c) A gun.
(d) A dead plant.

14. What is the first sound the audience hears in Act 1?
(a) A buzzer.
(b) A conversation.
(c) Laughter.
(d) Wind.

15. Who are Tom and Dick?
(a) Brothers of Harry.
(b) Gardeners.
(c) House guests.
(d) Brothers of Anthony.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is the best description of Claire and Elizabeth's reunion?

2. Why is there no heat in the house, even though the greenhouse is warm?

3. Who tries to get Claire to come to the phone upon Elizabeth's arrival?

4. Who is the second house guest to arrive at the greenhouse?

5. Who is the only character onstage when the curtain opens for the second time in Act 1?

(see the answer keys)

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