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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. What does Mary want to tell the rest of the cast after all the stories have been told?
(a) They are ridiculous people.
(b) Her own story.
(c) She wants to quit.
(d) It is time for bed.

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

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

4. Which machine does Mrs. Smith imitate in the last scene?
(a) A bulldozer.
(b) A lorry.
(c) A tractor.
(d) A train.

5. In Mrs. Smith's story, "The Bouquet", why does the fiancé take back the bouquet of flowers?
(a) To give them to his mother.
(b) To paint them yellow.
(c) To get a refund.
(d) To teach his fiancée a lesson.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Fire Chief, why did the young woman asphyxiate?

2. According to Mrs. Martin, what can't a person buy for his grandfather?

3. According to Mrs. Smith, what was saltier than the soup?

4. On what street does Mrs. Martin live?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the conversation among the Smiths and the Martins change after the Fire Chief leaves?

2. Describe Mr. Smith.

3. What official business has the Fire Chief visiting the Smiths?

4. Describe the Mr. and Mrs. Martin's daughter.

5. Why are the Smiths angry with Mary when she announces the arrival of the Martins?

6. How did Mary spend her day before the Martins arrive?

7. Describe the plot behind Mrs. Smith's story of the man who bought flowers.

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

9. Describe the story of the calf that gave birth to a cow.

10. What is the purpose of the meaningless banter among the characters?

(see the answer keys)

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