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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What important theatrical collaboration did Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook found?
(a) The Cincinnati Players
(b) The Provincetown Players
(c) The Greenwich Players
(d) The Public Theater

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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?

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