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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the Fire Chief expect to see later that evening?
(a) A beautiful sunset.
(b) A roaring blaze at his flat.
(c) A movie.
(d) A straw fire and a little heartburn.

3. According to the Fire Chief, who rang the doorbell the first two times?
(a) Mary.
(b) No one.
(c) Mr. Smith.
(d) He did.

4. 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 Mr. Smith's first wife.
(d) She was in the kitchen when it caught fire.

5. According to Mrs. Martin, what is honorable?
(a) English manners.
(b) Truth.
(c) All that is human.
(d) Proper behavior.

6. What advice does the Fire Chief give the Smiths after the doorbell discussion has ended?
(a) Kiss each other.
(b) Pour the tea.
(c) Leave the house.
(d) Light another fire.

7. What constantly interrupts Mrs. Martin's storytelling?
(a) Mary's movement in and out of the room.
(b) A ringing telephone.
(c) A gong.
(d) A ringing doorbell.

8. In the Fire Chief's story, "The Cock", which animal did the cock wish to play?
(a) The chicken.
(b) The calf.
(c) The cow.
(d) The dog.

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

10. What question does the Fire Chief ask the Smiths?
(a) Is there a fire here?
(b) Where is the door?
(c) Where is the tea?
(d) Have you a light?

11. What poem does Mary recite?
(a) The Blaze.
(b) Poor Poetry.
(c) The Fire.
(d) Madness.

12. Why is it difficult to identify the members of the Watson clan?
(a) They are all named Bobby.
(b) They keep changing names.
(c) They all look alike.
(d) They refuse to be identified as Watsons.

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

14. Who briefly begins the play again after the last scene?
(a) Mr. Martin and Mrs. Smith.
(b) Mr. and Mrs. Martin.
(c) Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
(d) The Fire Chief and Mary.

15. According to Mr. Martin, where does charity begin?
(a) In the bedroom.
(b) Over the hedge.
(c) At church.
(d) At home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character does Mrs. Smith advise to read poetry before a mirror?

2. Who might pay for the Watson children's schooling?

3. Why does Mrs. Smith kiss the Fire Chief?

4. What are the Smiths doing while Mary recites her poem?

5. Why does Mrs. Smith believe the Martins must have interesting stories to tell?

(see the answer keys)

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