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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long does Mrs. Hale say it has been since she has been in the Wright home?
(a) Three weeks
(b) Over a month
(c) Over a week
(d) Over a year

2. Mrs. Peters exclaims to Mrs. Hale, “My, it’s a good thing the men couldn’t hear us. Wouldn’t they just laugh! Getting all stirred up over a little things like a” what?
(a) Birdcage
(b) Broken jar
(c) Dead kitten
(d) Dead canary

3. 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

4. According to the stage directions in the opening of the play, what is Lewis Hale’s profession?
(a) Sheriff
(b) County Judge
(c) Farmer
(d) County Attorney

5. Near the end of the play, where does Mrs. Peters attempt to hide the jeweled box?
(a) Her handbag
(b) Her coat pocket
(c) Her hat
(d) Her shawl

6. As the men reenter from upstairs, George Henderson remarks, “But you know juries when it comes to” what?
(a) Women
(b) Abuse
(c) Men
(d) Housewives

7. What character says, “the law is the law”?
(a) Bessie
(b) Mrs. Peters
(c) Mrs. Hale
(d) George Henderson

8. What item does Mrs. Peters say Mrs. Wright had asked for, calling it a funny thing to want in jail?
(a) A bonnet
(b) An apron
(c) A petticoat
(d) A winter coat

9. Mrs. Hale refers to Mrs. Wright as “real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and” what?
(a) Skittery
(b) Insincere
(c) Shy
(d) Fluttery

10. After the men reenter from upstairs, what character says, “Well, I’ve got the team around. Pretty cold out there”?
(a) George Henderson
(b) Henry Peters
(c) Harry
(d) Lewis Hale

11. What was Mrs. Wright’s name before she got married?
(a) Mary Smith
(b) Sarah Anderson
(c) Marie Ross
(d) Minnie Foster

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

13. What is located under the sink in the opening scene of Trifles?
(a) Dirty pans
(b) Clean towels
(c) Dog dishes
(d) A birdcage

14. Who is perceived to have killed Mrs. Wright’s pet in the narrative?
(a) John Wright
(b) George Henderson
(c) Lewis Hale
(d) Harry

15. What character in the play is based on the real-life figure of Margaret Hossack?
(a) Mrs. Peters
(b) Bessie
(c) Mrs. Hale
(d) Mrs. Wright

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a recurring motif in Trifles?

2. Which of the following is a key theme in Trifles?

3. What is Mrs. Wright’s first name in the play?

4. What is the name of the Sheriff’s Deputy?

5. How does Mr. Hale claim Mrs. Wright looks when the day he discovers the murder?

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