Trifles Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Near the end of the play, what does Mrs. Peters attempt to take from the box but cannot bring herself to do it?
(a) The canary
(b) The slipper
(c) The parakeet
(d) The scissors

2. Where was the theatrical collaboration that Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook formed originated?
(a) Bay Ridge, New Jersey
(b) Cape Cod, Massachusetts
(c) New York, New York
(d) Rutland, Connecticut

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

4. Mrs. Peters remarks to Mrs. Hale that when she was young, a boy killed her kitten with what?
(a) A gun
(b) A hatchet
(c) A rope
(d) A rock

5. About what does the County Attorney exclaim before stating, “Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies?”
(a) Dirty windows
(b) Dirty clothing
(c) Dirty floor
(d) Dirty towels

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Introduction, what weapon was used to kill John Hossack?

2. Mrs. Peters says that Mr. Henderson is awful what “in a speech”?

3. According to Mrs. Peters, what is Mrs. Wright worried will freeze?

4. Where does Henry Peters say a man had gone crazy the day before?

5. The County Attorney remarks that Mrs. Wright did not have what instinct?

(see the answer key)

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