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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs. Peters remark that Mrs. Wright had been doing when she takes out a sewing basket?
(a) Sewing a dress
(b) Knitting a shawl
(c) Piecing a quilt
(d) Crocheting a blanket

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

3. According to Mr. Hale, how does Mrs. Wright respond when he asks, “Who did this, Mrs. Wright?”
(a) He did it to himself
(b) I did it
(c) I don’t know
(d) The burglars did it

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

5. Near the end of the play, what does Mr. Hale go outside to tend to?
(a) The garden
(b) The horses
(c) The car
(d) The dogs

6. According to Mrs. Peters, where is Mrs. Wright’s shawl always hung?
(a) Behind the door
(b) In the bedroom
(c) In the cupboard
(d) By the sofa

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

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

9. According to Mrs. Peters, what is Mrs. Wright worried will freeze?
(a) Bread
(b) Preserves
(c) Fruitcake
(d) Summer vegetables

10. Mrs. Peters says that her first baby died when he was how old?
(a) 4 years
(b) 2 years
(c) 1 year
(d) 3 years

11. How many children do the Wrights have?
(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) 2
(d) 3

12. In what room of the now abandoned farmhouse is the setting for the opening scene of Trifles?
(a) The bedroom
(b) The parlor
(c) The front porch
(d) The kitchen

13. In the narrative, Mrs. Hale says, “Not having children makes less work—but it makes” what?
(a) For peace and serenity
(b) For solitude
(c) A quiet house
(d) A lonely place

14. 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) Dead kitten
(b) Broken jar
(c) Birdcage
(d) Dead canary

15. Who does Mr. Hale recall having said, “No, he’s dead all right, and we’d better not touch anything” when he discovered the murder?
(a) Harry
(b) Bessie
(c) Dr. Lloyd
(d) Frank

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mr. Hale say he is going to town with when he stops by the Wrights’ home?

2. What word in the narrative means to find fault with?

3. Mrs. Hale remarks when looking at Mrs. Wright’s sewing that she wonders if she was going to do what or “just knot it”?

4. According to Mr. Hale, who arrives to examine Mr. Wright’s body?

5. Mrs. Hale describes Mrs. Wright as having worn a dress with what color ribbons when she sang in the choir?

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