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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 3 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What character did Susan Glaspell portray in the original production of Trifles?
(a) Mrs. Peters
(b) Mrs. Hale
(c) Mrs. Wright
(d) Mrs. Samuel

2. What sentence was the murder suspect given for the murder of John Hossack?
(a) Death by hanging
(b) Death by electric chair
(c) Life in prison
(d) 25 years in prison

3. As a founding member of a famous theatrical collaboration, Susan Glaspell arranged for the first ever reading of a play by what famed playwright?
(a) Samuel Beckett
(b) Edward Albee
(c) Norman Mailer
(d) Eugene O’Neill

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

5. Who played the role of George Henderson in the original production of Trifles?
(a) Michael Hulgan
(b) James Warner
(c) Madison Dirks
(d) Andrew Vestile

6. In what year was John Hossack murdered?
(a) 1885
(b) 1900
(c) 1798
(d) 1916

7. When did Susan Glaspell marry George Cram Cook?
(a) 1885
(b) 1916
(c) 1919
(d) 1913

8. According to the Introduction, where was Trifles first performed?
(a) The Oak Park Theater
(b) The Wharf Theatre
(c) The Lucille Lortel Theater
(d) The St. James Theatre

9. Where did the trial for John Hossack’s murder take place?
(a) Chicago, Illinois
(b) Indianola, Iowa
(c) St. Paul, Minnesota
(d) Albany, New York

10. Who portrayed Lewis Hale in the original production of Trifles?
(a) Gino Chelakis
(b) Andrew Stabler
(c) George Cram Cook
(d) Alexander Hampton

11. How many articles did Susan Glaspell write as a reporter that covered the John Hossack murder case?
(a) 10
(b) 26
(c) 35
(d) 15

12. Who was accused of the murder of John Hossack?
(a) Emily Hossack
(b) Sarah Hossack
(c) Muriel Hossack
(d) Margaret Hossack

13. According to the Introduction, during what years did Susan Glaspell work as a reporter for the Des Moines News?
(a) 1798-1805
(b) 1899-1901
(c) 1888-1895
(d) 1880-1882

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

15. When was Trifles first performed?
(a) July 15, 1901
(b) September 25, 1919
(c) August 8, 1916
(d) March 12, 1885

Short Answer Questions

1. What important theatrical collaboration did Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook found?

2. For how many months did Susan Glaspell cover the John Hossack murder case?

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

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