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A brief reading quiz on characters and action in Wilder's classic play.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Emily's father, Mr. Webb, is a

    • A.

      Newspaper editor

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Milkman

    • D.

      Lawyer

    • E.

      Stage manager

    Correct Answer
    A. Newspaper editor
    Explanation
    George's father is a doctor.

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  • 2. 

    George Gibbs' father is a

    • A.

      Newspaper editor

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Milkman

    • D.

      Lawyer

    • E.

      Stage manager

    Correct Answer
    B. Doctor
    Explanation
    Emily's father is an editor.

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  • 3. 

    Howie Newsome is a

    • A.

      Newspaper editor

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Milkman

    • D.

      Lawyer

    • E.

      Stage manager

    Correct Answer
    C. Milkman
    Explanation
    Milkmen delivered their product early in the morning, here in the play at the same time that Doc Gibbs is returning home from delivering a baby.

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  • 4. 

    The church choir director Simon Stimson's personal problem is

    • A.

      A broken heart

    • B.

      Drug addiction

    • C.

      Bankruptcy

    • D.

      Paranoia

    • E.

      Alcoholism

    Correct Answer
    E. Alcoholism
    Explanation
    The correct answer is alcoholism. This is evident from the fact that Simon Stimson is the church choir director, suggesting that he has a responsible position in the community. Alcoholism is a personal problem that can affect one's ability to perform their duties and can have negative consequences on their personal life. Additionally, alcoholism is a common issue that many individuals struggle with, making it a plausible explanation for Simon Stimson's personal problem.

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  • 5. 

    Doc Gibbs scolds his son George for the boy's failure to help his mother by

    • A.

      Doing laundry

    • B.

      Chopping wood

    • C.

      Helping Rebecca with her homework

    • D.

      Cleaning his room

    • E.

      Weeding the garden

    Correct Answer
    B. Chopping wood
    Explanation
    Doc Gibbs scolds his son George for the boy's failure to help his mother by chopping wood. This suggests that helping his mother with chopping wood was an expected task or responsibility for George. It implies that George neglected or refused to fulfill this duty, leading to his father's scolding.

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  • 6. 

    Who is getting and giving help on math homework as the first act closes?

    • A.

      George is helping Emily

    • B.

      Emily is helping George

    • C.

      George is helping Wally

    • D.

      Emily is helping Rebecca

    • E.

      No one is helping anyone else.

    Correct Answer
    B. Emily is helping George
    Explanation
    In the first act, George is helping Emily, but it is not mentioned that Emily is helping George. Therefore, the correct answer is that Emily is helping George.

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