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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What character did Susan Glaspell portray in the original production of Trifles?

3. According to the Introduction, during what years did Susan Glaspell work as a reporter for the Des Moines News?

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