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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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) Norman Mailer
(b) Edward Albee
(c) Eugene O’Neill
(d) Samuel Beckett

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

5. For how many months did Susan Glaspell cover the John Hossack murder case?
(a) 20
(b) 16
(c) 4
(d) 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. According to the Introduction, what weapon was used to kill John Hossack?
(a) An axe
(b) A gun
(c) A knife
(d) A rope

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was accused of the murder of John Hossack?

2. In what year was John Hossack murdered?

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

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