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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. How many job interviews does Marlene come up with for Jeanine?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Three.

2. According to Marlene, the story of Griselda's marriage begins like a:
(a) Fairy tale.
(b) Confusing dream.
(c) Scary nightmare.
(d) Magical mystery.

3. What might get in the way of a job with a lot of travel for Jeanine?
(a) There are not many traveling jobs available.
(b) Marlene does not think Jeanine can handle a job like that.
(c) Women are not usually hired for traveling jobs.
(d) Jeanine gets very lonesome when she travels.

4. Who asks Joan to finish her story about giving birth?
(a) Nijo.
(b) Dull Gret.
(c) Isabella.
(d) Marlene.

5. What does Angie have to do before she can go to the movies?
(a) Clean her room.
(b) Brush her teeth.
(c) Find a ride there.
(d) Put a different dress on.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character interrupts Joan several times during the telling of her story?

2. What might get in the way of a high-paying, demanding job for Jeanine?

3. What is the main topic of conversation in Act 1, Part 2?

4. What was Walter's secret?

5. What does Marlene order to drink at the restaurant as the play opens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the menstrual blood exchange between Kit and Angie? Are they trying to prove anything here?

2. How did Nell react to Shona's attempt to take control during their interview?

3. What is the significance of Act 1, Part 2 ending with the waitress clearing the table?

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

5. Why might Churchill have shown Angie talking one moment about plans to kill her mother and plans to go to the movies the next moment?

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

7. What parallel can be drawn between Jeanine and Marlene?

8. How is Win's position at Top Girls a positive expression of her power?

9. How are Joan, Marlene, and Isabella all examples of behaving against the norms of society?

10. How does Louise's character parallel Joan's character?

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