Trifles Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs. Hale say was in the Wright home but was not used in the murder?
(a) A noose
(b) A dagger
(c) A gun
(d) An axe

2. Which of the following is a recurring motif in Trifles?
(a) Strangulation
(b) The color blue
(c) Hanging
(d) Gunshots

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

4. According to Mrs. Peters, the item that Mrs. Wright had asked for, in addition to clothes, is located where?
(a) The basement
(b) The top drawer of the cupboard
(c) The bathroom closet
(d) The attic closet

5. What word from the stage directions refers to a scarf, usually of fur or wool, used to cover the neck, or the neck and shoulders?
(a) Bonnet
(b) Foxglove
(c) Tippet
(d) Doublet

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mrs. Wright’s name before she got married?

2. The women at the end of Trifles illustrate which of the following concepts?

3. Who does Mr. Hale recall having said, “No, he’s dead all right, and we’d better not touch anything” when he discovered the murder?

4. Which of the following is a key theme in Trifles?

5. Where in the house does Mrs. Peters find a birdcage?

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