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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What product does Mrs. Smith compare from different grocers?
(a) Meat.
(b) Salad oil.
(c) Fruit.
(d) Bread.

2. What complaint does Mrs. Smith have about men?
(a) They spend all day smoking, powdering their noses, and drinking.
(b) They snore and sing in their sleep.
(c) They spend all day playing golf and reading romance novels.
(d) They eat too little and drink too much.

3. According to Mr. Martin, who is William?
(a) A clerk.
(b) A typist.
(c) A shop-assistant.
(d) A monophysite priest.

4. What is Mr. Martin's first name?
(a) Donald.
(b) Martin.
(c) John.
(d) Bobby.

5. What observation does Mr. Smith make about the human heart?
(a) It is easily broken.
(b) It does not really exist.
(c) It is easily fooled.
(d) It is ageless.

6. What orders has the Fire Chief been given?
(a) To have his tea.
(b) To kiss all the pretty ladies.
(c) To extinguish all the fires in the city.
(d) To ring all the bells in the city.

7. According to Mr. Smith, what will happen if one caresses a circle?
(a) It will melt.
(b) It will turn vicious.
(c) Nothing.
(d) One might face a vicious lawsuit in the morning.

8. What excuse do the Martins give for their tardiness?
(a) None.
(b) Mary wouldn't answer the door.
(c) The train was late.
(d) They got lost.

9. What are the Smiths doing while Mary recites her poem?
(a) Pushing her offstage.
(b) Humming.
(c) Drinking tea.
(d) Waltzing.

10. How does Mr. Smith calm the agitated Mrs. Smith before the Martins arrive?
(a) He kisses her.
(b) He recites poetry.
(c) He shakes her.
(d) He slaps her.

11. Whom does Mrs. Smith believe is dishonest?
(a) Dr. Mackenzie-King.
(b) Sailors.
(c) The Royal Navy.
(d) Mr. Smith.

12. Why does the Fire Chief refuse to visit the Vicar of Wakefield?
(a) He does not have any tea.
(b) He doesn't have the right to extinguish clergymen's fires.
(c) His doorbell is broken.
(d) The Vicar is already insured against fires.

13. What complaint does Mr. Smith have about women?
(a) They eat too much and drink too little.
(b) They snore and sing in their sleep.
(c) They spend all day smoking, powdering their noses and drinking.
(d) They spend all day playing golf and reading romance novels.

14. According to the Fire Chief, why did the young woman asphyxiate?
(a) She sat for too long.
(b) She did not drink her tea.
(c) She thought her gas was her comb.
(d) She was waiting for someone to answer the door.

15. How does Mr. Smith claim to know the Fire Chief's mother?
(a) She courted Mr. Smith.
(b) They rode the train together.
(c) She was in the kitchen when it caught fire.
(d) She was Mr. Smith's first wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Mrs. Smith, why does she need to learn Spanish?

2. According to Mr. Martin, what improves social progress?

3. In the Fire Chief's story, "The Dog and the Cow", why didn't the dog swallow his trunk?

4. According to Mr. Martin, what time does the 8:30 morning train arrive in London?

5. In the last scene, where does Mr. Smith wish to live?

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