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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do the women go to gather some things to take to Mrs. Wright in jail?
(a) The front room closet
(b) The basement
(c) The bathroom closet
(d) The upstairs bedroom

2. Who asks the County Attorney, "Did you want to see what Mrs. Peters was going to take in?"
(a) George Henderson
(b) Frank
(c) Lewis Hale
(d) Henry Peters

3. What is Mrs. Wright doing with her apron when Mr. Hale enters?
(a) Washing it
(b) Pleating it
(c) Ironing it
(d) Drying it

4. According to Mr. Hale, how does Mrs. Wright respond when he asks, “Then why can’t I see him?”
(a) Cause he’s sick
(b) Cause he’s away
(c) Cause he’s dead
(d) Cause he’s in the barn

5. The success of Trifles rests largely on what dramatic/literary device that means the audience is aware of facts not grasped by characters in the play?
(a) Exposition
(b) Irony
(c) Alliteration
(d) Metaphor

6. About what does the County Attorney exclaim before stating, “Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies?”
(a) Dirty clothing
(b) Dirty windows
(c) Dirty towels
(d) Dirty floor

7. Which of the following is a recurring motif in Trifles?
(a) Gunshots
(b) Hanging
(c) The color blue
(d) Strangulation

8. Who invites the women to come up to the fire in the beginning of Trifles?
(a) Lewis Hale
(b) Henry Peters
(c) George Henderson
(d) Dr. Lloyd

9. What does George Henderson ask the women when he sees the birdcage in the room?
(a) Did the cat get it?
(b) Has the bird flown?
(c) Was that Mr. Wright’s?
(d) Where is the bird?

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

11. What character is described as a woman who “would ordinarily be called more comfortable looking, but she is disturbed now”?
(a) Mrs. Hale
(b) Mrs. Wright
(c) Bessie
(d) Mrs. Peters

12. Of what does Mrs. Peters say, “They’re superstitious, you know. They leave”?
(a) Cats
(b) Birds
(c) Butterflies
(d) Dogs

13. What is the name of the short story that Susan Glaspell adapted Trifles into?
(a) A Jury of Her Peers
(b) The Canary
(c) The Last Trial
(d) The Trial of a Century

14. Mrs. Peters says that Mr. Henderson is awful what “in a speech”?
(a) Malignant
(b) Arbitrary
(c) Sarcastic
(d) Cautious

15. What word from the narrative refers to a valley?
(a) Garter
(b) Doublet
(c) Hollow
(d) Fen

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years ago does Mrs. Hale say Mrs. Wright sung in the town choir, prior to her marriage?

2. What word from the stage directions refers to a scarf, usually of fur or wool, used to cover the neck, or the neck and shoulders?

3. According to Mrs. Peters, who says it looks “bad for” Mrs. Wright?

4. George Henderson remarks to the Sheriff that there is “[n]o sign at all of anyone having” what?

5. Where in the house does all of the action of the play take place?

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