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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. As the baby grew inside of Joan, she:
(a) Just thought she was getting fat.
(b) Thought about the beauty of the life inside her.
(c) Thought she had experienced immaculate conception.
(d) Thought the baby would grow up to be pope.

2. Why are Marlene and Jeanine meeting in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Jeanine was just fired from her job.
(b) Jeanine wants a new job.
(c) Jeanine is interviewing to work at Top Girls.
(d) Marlene wants to work for Jeanine.

3. According to Marlene, Jeanine will get either job if:
(a) She believes she is the best person for it.
(b) She dresses appropriately for the interview.
(c) She mentions Marlene in the interview.
(d) She studies hard for the interview.

4. Which part of the meal do the women order during Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Dessert.
(b) Salad.
(c) Appetizers.
(d) Main course.

5. What activity did Isabella put her life's energy into?
(a) Caring for her children.
(b) Caring for her elderly parents.
(c) Caring for her exotic garden.
(d) Caring for horses.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is wrong with Angie's dress in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. According to Marlene, the story of Griselda's marriage begins like a:

3. Why are the women toasting Marlene?

4. What was Nijo's first child?

5. What was one of the Emperor's rituals?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why might the author include so many dinner guests who have worn men's clothing?

2. How might Marlene have reacted if she had a husband like Walter?

3. What is Joyce's attitude toward and about Angie in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. Why might Churchill have written the character of Griselda as arriving late? What might it symbolize?

5. Based on what you know about Louise's character, how might she act when she returns to her office today?

6. What is Marlene's power revealed in Act 2, Scene 3, Part 1, and why is this considered a power?

7. What evidence from the play supports Marlene's eagerness to show her admiration for people who have tried to make something of themselves?

8. Before you learn that Shona is lying, does she show that she deserves a chance to be sent on a good job interview? Why?

9. What is Marlene's reaction towards her visitors in Act 2, Scene 3, Part 2?

10. Why might the author include so few details about the identity of Marlene's lover?

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