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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the last scene of the play, who would Mr. Martin like to slap?
(a) Mrs. Smith.
(b) Mrs. Martin.
(c) Mr. Smith.
(d) Ulysses.

2. What nickname does Mary give herself?
(a) Little firehose.
(b) Blaze.
(c) Kitten.
(d) Angel.

3. According to Mr. Smith, what behavior do Mary and the Fire Chief demonstrate?
(a) Timidity.
(b) True love.
(c) Exhibitionism.
(d) Fiery anger.

4. Which character admits to reading poetry before a mirror?
(a) Mrs. Martin.
(b) Mr. Smith.
(c) Mr. Martin.
(d) Mary.

5. What is the name of Mr. Martin's daughter?
(a) Mary.
(b) Bobby.
(c) Sue.
(d) Alice.

6. What is the mood of the characters in the last scene?
(a) Hostile.
(b) Frightened.
(c) Cheerful.
(d) Quiet.

7. According to Mr. Martin, what other job might a maid like Mary be able to perform?
(a) Firefighter.
(b) Seamstress.
(c) Detective.
(d) Typist.

8. According to Mrs. Smith, what must one look out of in real life?
(a) The door.
(b) Thin air.
(c) Rose tinted glasses.
(d) The window.

9. Before he leaves, what comment does the Fire Chief make that causes embarrassment to the other characters?
(a) She always wears her hair in the same style.
(b) The bald soprano?
(c) It ticks.
(d) A truly Cartesian quarter of an hour.

10. What line do all the characters on stage chant at the end of the last scene?
(a) It's not that way, it's over here!
(b) Go west, young man!
(c) It's here!
(d) Again I say, again!

11. Who is Mrs. Smith waiting for to see her at her windmill?
(a) The cat.
(b) Mr. Smith.
(c) The aquaduct.
(d) The turkeys.

12. Why does the Fire Chief refuse to visit Mr. Durand?
(a) He is uninsured.
(b) His doorbell is broken.
(c) He is not English.
(d) He does not have any tea.

13. In Mary's poem, what was burning?
(a) Passion.
(b) Everything.
(c) Polyps.
(d) Nothing.

14. Why did Mrs. Smith find no one at the door the third time the doorbell rang?
(a) The Fire Chief was hiding.
(b) Mr. Smith was hiding.
(c) The Fire Chief was already in the kitchen.
(d) Mr. Smith was in the kitchen.

15. According to Mr. Smith, if a schoolmaster teaches his pupils to read, what does a cat do for its young?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Sends them away.
(c) Suckle them when they are small.
(d) Teach them to hunt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Mr. Smith believe is honest?

2. What comment does Mrs. Smith make about the Fire Chief's story, "The Headcold"?

3. In the story, "The Headcold", who caught the cold?

4. Why is the Fire Chief disappointed?

5. What is the Fire Chief's verbal answer to Mrs. Smith's request?

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