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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why is the Fire Chief disappointed?
(a) He cannot find a fire.
(b) No one will kiss him.
(c) The door bells have all been rung.
(d) The tea is cold.

3. According to Mrs. Smith, what is the reason for a ringing doorbell?
(a) The fire is out.
(b) Someone is at the door waiting to be admitted.
(c) No one is at the door.
(d) The tea is ready.

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

5. On what street does Mrs. Martin live?
(a) Bromfield Street.
(b) Piccadilly Street.
(c) Martin Ave.
(d) Cherry Lane.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comment does Mr. Martin make about Mary's poem?

2. According to Mr. Smith, what is the reason for a ringing doorbell?

3. What is Mr. Martin's first name?

4. In the Fire Chief's story about the young calf, why did the calf give birth to a cow?

5. How does the Fire Chief act in response to Mrs. Smith's request?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does the clock play in the drama?

2. How is contradiction used as a literary device?

3. How do Mary and the Fire Chief shock the Smiths and the Martins?

4. What dull story does Mrs. Martin tell to amaze Mr. Martin and the Smiths?

5. How do the characters deviate from their assigned stations in life?

6. What comedic coincidences exist in the play?

7. How are nonsensical words used in the play?

8. How is the plot developed in the play?

9. What unspoken rules of society are broken by the characters?

10. What revelation does Mary give about the Martin family?

(see the answer keys)

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