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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Ephraim's new wife in Desire Under the Elms?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Jenny.
(c) Minnie.
(d) Abbie.

2. How long does Evans say he and Nina have been sleeping separately, in Act 4 of Strange Interlude?
(a) Five months.
(b) One year.
(c) Five years.
(d) Nine months.

3. Abbie asks whether Eben would love her again if she could prove what?
(a) She killed Ephraim.
(b) She left the farm.
(c) She loved him more than anything.
(d) She killed herself.

4. Ephraim taunts Eben about the farm, saying that Abbie did what in order to get it for herself in Part 3 of Desire Under the Elms?
(a) Had his son.
(b) Killed her son.
(c) Gave him money.
(d) Killed Simeon.

5. Where has Marsden been before the play begins in Strange Interlude?
(a) Europe.
(b) China.
(c) Africa.
(d) South America.

6. Where does Nina say she is going in Part 1, Act 1 in Strange Interlude?
(a) To work at a school.
(b) To work at a farm.
(c) To work in Europe.
(d) To work at a sanitarium.

7. Who has Nina married in Act 3 of Strange Interlude?
(a) Darrell.
(b) Marsden.
(c) Evans.
(d) Leeds.

8. In Part 1 of Desire Under the Elms, how long has it been since Simeon's woman died?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 15 years.
(c) 18 years.
(d) 22 years.

9. Who is the first character we are introduced to in Desire Under the Elms?
(a) Eben.
(b) Simeon.
(c) Peter.
(d) Abbie.

10. What afflicted Marsden's mother?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) A stroke.
(c) Asthma.
(d) Cancer.

11. Who does Abbie say that Eben resembles in Part 2 of Desire Under the Elms?
(a) Peter.
(b) His mother.
(c) Simeon.
(d) Ephraim.

12. Where do the brothers in Desire Under the Elms long to go?
(a) Maine.
(b) New York.
(c) California.
(d) Ireland.

13. Who has Nina taught to take care of her father while she's gone?
(a) Marsden.
(b) Darrell.
(c) Mary.
(d) Leeds.

14. What has Nina named her baby?
(a) Gordon.
(b) John.
(c) William.
(d) Sam.

15. What does Nina talk about in her soliloquy at the beginning of Act 5 in Strange Interlude?
(a) Her sorrow of Leeds' death.
(b) Her love of Leeds.
(c) Her pregnancy.
(d) Her love for Marsden.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Marsden say it's been since he's written, in Act 6 in Strange Interlude?

2. In what does Ephraim say you can read the years of his life?

3. Who does Eben call on to take vengeance on Abbie for her deception?

4. How much training has Nina had as a nurse?

5. What has happened in Act 5 with Evan's work?

(see the answer keys)

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