Trifles Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Trifles.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word from the narrative refers to a valley?
(a) Fen
(b) Hollow
(c) Garter
(d) Doublet

2. How long does Mrs. Hale say it has been since she has been in the Wright home?
(a) Over a year
(b) Three weeks
(c) Over a month
(d) Over a week

3. What is Mrs. Hale’s final line of the play?
(a) We call it—knot it, Mr. Henderson
(b) Let’s call forth the hounds!
(c) Yes sir, let us be out of this place
(d) We call it—quilt it, Mr. Henderson

4. According to the Introduction, who played the role of Henry Peters in the original production of Trifles?
(a) Mark Whitburg
(b) Preston Lorio
(c) Robert Conville
(d) James Harris

5. The County Attorney remarks that Mrs. Wright did not have what instinct?
(a) The homemaking instinct
(b) The child birthing instinct
(c) The designer instinct
(d) The money-saving instinct

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mr. Hale, how does Mrs. Wright respond when he asks, “Why, what did he die of?”

2. According to the Introduction, where was Trifles first performed?

3. Trifles is seen by critics and theorists as an early example of what dramatic genre?

4. Which of the following is a recurring motif in Trifles?

5. Mrs. Hale remarks to Mrs. Peters, “Well, I don’t see any signs of” what “around here”?

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