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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 the Fire Chief, who is insured against fires?
(a) The fire department.
(b) The mayor.
(c) The Vicar of Wakefield
(d) The match dealer.
2. When boarding the train to London, how did Mr. Martin assist Mrs. Martin?
(a) He moved to give her the window seat.
(b) He held her coat.
(c) He placed her suitcase on the luggage rack.
(d) He helped her find her seat.
3. Why did the Fire Chief stand outside by the door for a long time before ringing the bell?
(a) He was thinking.
(b) He was talking to Mary.
(c) He was humming.
(d) He was looking for a fire.
4. What orders has the Fire Chief been given?
(a) To ring all the bells in the city.
(b) To have his tea.
(c) To extinguish all the fires in the city.
(d) To kiss all the pretty ladies.
5. According to Mrs. Smith, what is the reason for a ringing doorbell?
(a) The tea is ready.
(b) No one is at the door.
(c) Someone is at the door waiting to be admitted.
(d) The fire is out.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the final scene of the play, which bird name does Mr. Smith begin to chant?
2. What time is it when the clock strikes 17 times at the beginning of the play?
3. What would Mr. Martin rather do than steal an ox?
4. In the last scene, where does Mr. Smith wish to live?
5. In the story, "The Headcold", what was blonde Marie's profession?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the plot and the moral behind the story, "The Dog and the Cow."
2. What is the significance of the Martins beginning the play at the end of the drama?
3. Describe the story of "The Snake and the Fox."
4. Describe the protagonist and antagonist of the play.
5. How does the conversation among the Smiths and the Martins change after the Fire Chief leaves?
6. What is the significance of the mirror?
7. Describe the plot behind Mrs. Smith's story of the man who bought flowers.
8. What argument erupts over the doorbell?
9. How are the characters emotionally distant and disconnected?
10. Describe the stereotypes the characters represent.
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