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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mrs. Hale remarks that there was a man selling what kind of birds last year?
(a) Parakeets
(b) Parrots
(c) Finches
(d) Canaries

2. Where does Mrs. Hale begin to sit but then steps back while the women are alone downstairs?
(a) The bed
(b) The kitchen table
(c) The sofa
(d) The rocking chair

3. Whose now abandoned farmhouse provides the setting for Trifles?
(a) John Wright’s
(b) James Wikins’
(c) John Peters’
(d) John Hossack’s

4. What character is described as “a young man”?
(a) Lewis Hale
(b) Frank
(c) George Henderson
(d) Henry Peters

5. The women at the end of Trifles illustrate which of the following concepts?
(a) Animosity
(b) Arbitration
(c) Solidarity
(d) Insolence

6. What is Mrs. Wright’s first name in the play?
(a) Martha
(b) Minnie
(c) Sarah
(d) Molly

7. What word does Mrs. Hale refer to Mr. Wright as, which indicates that he was tight with money?
(a) Tight
(b) Stingy
(c) Seedy
(d) Close

8. What characters are described as "men in middle life"?
(a) Henry Peters and Lewis Hale
(b) George Henderson and Dr. Lloyd
(c) Frank and Harry
(d) Lewis Hale and George Henderson

9. Who claims that she is cold?
(a) Bessie
(b) Mrs. Wright
(c) Mrs. Hale
(d) Mrs. Peters

10. When talking with Mrs. Peters, what does Mrs. Hale say her sister’s name is?
(a) Bessie
(b) Sarah
(c) Betty
(d) Marie

11. What word in the stage directions, meaning ashamed or embarrassed, describes the women when the men return from upstairs?
(a) Obstinate
(b) Ordinate
(c) Abashed
(d) Ardent

12. Where is Mrs. Wright discovered when Mr. Hale comes by and discovers the murder?
(a) By the bedside
(b) In the rocking chair
(c) On the sofa
(d) At the kitchen table

13. What character asks “By the way, has anything been moved? Are things just as you left them”?
(a) Frank
(b) George Henderson
(c) Lewis Hale
(d) Henry Peters

14. At the end of the play, where does Mrs. Hale stash the box?
(a) The cupboard
(b) The bread box
(c) Her handbag
(d) Her coat pocket

15. What item does the County Attorney laugh at when examining the things to take to Mrs. Wright?
(a) The sewing basket
(b) The petticoat
(c) The diary
(d) The apron

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the play, what does Mrs. Hale have her hand over?

2. According to Mrs. Peters, where is Mrs. Wright’s shawl always hung?

3. What is a symbol of Mrs. Wright’s life prior to her marriage in the play?

4. Who is to take clothing and things to Mrs. Wright at the jail?

5. What does Mr. Hale say he is going to town to sell when he stops by the Wrights’ home?

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