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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Eben's mother was Ephraim's _____ wife.
(a) Second.
(b) First.
(c) Third.
(d) Fourth.

2. Where does Eben say he's leaving to go, in Part 3, Scene 3 of Desire Under the Elms?
(a) Canada.
(b) Ireland.
(c) California.
(d) New Mexico.

3. What is Evans' first name?
(a) John.
(b) Sam.
(c) James.
(d) William.

4. How much training has Nina had as a nurse?
(a) Two years.
(b) One year.
(c) Six years.
(d) Six months.

5. Whose death is Nina lamenting in the beginning of Strange Interlude?
(a) Gordon Shaw.
(b) Frank Marsden.
(c) Gordon Williams.
(d) Sam Evans.

6. Where does Marsden encounter Darrell, before Act 6 in Strange Interlude?
(a) London.
(b) Munich.
(c) Paris.
(d) Wales.

7. In what room of the house does Part 2, Scene 3 of Desire Under the Elms take place?
(a) Abbie's room.
(b) The kitchen.
(c) The parlor.
(d) Eben's room.

8. In what does Ephraim say you can read the years of his life?
(a) The fence.
(b) The forest.
(c) The trees.
(d) The cows.

9. How does Marsden know Leeds?
(a) He was his professor.
(b) He is his stepfather.
(c) He is his uncle.
(d) He is his father.

10. Why does Eben offer the others money in Part 1 of Desire Under the Elms?
(a) To sell the farm.
(b) To sign over the farm.
(c) To hire new workers.
(d) To bribe them to kill their father.

11. How long has the father in Desire Under the Elms been gone in the beginning of the play?
(a) Two years.
(b) Six months.
(c) Three years.
(d) Two months.

12. How old is Ephraim in Desire Under the Elms?
(a) 60.
(b) 59.
(c) 75.
(d) 45.

13. How long has Darrell been away in Act 7 of Strange Interlude?
(a) Two years.
(b) Five years.
(c) One year.
(d) Ten years.

14. Who does Eben leave to find at the end of Desire Under the Elms?
(a) His mother.
(b) His father.
(c) His brothers.
(d) The Sheriff.

15. Where does Marsden accuse Nina of getting her ideas from, in Act 1 of Strange Interlude?
(a) Gossipers.
(b) Books.
(c) Newspapers.
(d) Her father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Abbie tease Eben about in Part 2 of Desire Under the Elms?

2. What does Abbie tell Eben he's all "slicked up" like in Part 2 of Desire Under the Elms?

3. In what language does Leeds read at the end of Act 1 in Strange Interlude?

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

5. In Part 2 of Desire Under the Elms, Ephraim prays, "An' God hearkened unto _____!".

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