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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 is unusual about the lighting at the end of the last scene?
(a) The lighting turns red while Mr. Smith is speaking.
(b) The lights flicker on and off.
(c) The stage is black while the characters are speaking.
(d) The lighting turns blue while Mrs. Smith is speaking.

2. 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 refuse to be identified as Watsons.
(d) They all look alike.

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

4. What is the trade held by all the Watsons?
(a) Voice teacher.
(b) Commerical traveler.
(c) Grocer.
(d) Banker.

5. Why is Mr. Smith angry when he meets the Martins?
(a) He was not expecting visitors.
(b) He is hungry and has been waiting for them to arrive.
(c) Mr. Martin is wearing his suit.
(d) He thinks the Martins have already eaten.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the mood of the characters in the last scene?

2. According to Mr. Smith, what are the names of the Watson children?

3. According to Mr. Martin, if a person sells an ox today, what will he have tomorrow?

4. Whom did Dr. Mackenzie-King operate on before he operated on Parker?

5. According to the Fire Chief, what is the reason for a ringing doorbell?

Short Essay Questions

1. What cycle exists in the play?

2. Describe Mr. Smith.

3. Describe the setting of the play.

4. What drama unfolds as the Martins wait for the Smiths?

5. What is the significance of the Martins beginning the play at the end of the drama?

6. How does the Fire Chief settle the argument over the doorbell?

7. Describe Mr. Martin.

8. What satirical elements exist in the play?

9. Describe the plot and the moral behind the story, "The Dog and the Cow."

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

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