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

2. What silly name do Mrs. Smith and Mr. Martin create out of Robert Browning and Rudyard Kipling's names?
(a) Robyard Brownling.
(b) Robert Kipling.
(c) Rudyard Browning.
(d) Rubert Kiping.

3. Who is Mrs. Smith waiting for to see her at her windmill?
(a) The cat.
(b) Mr. Smith.
(c) The turkeys.
(d) The aquaduct.

4. 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 humming.
(c) He was looking for a fire.
(d) He was talking to Mary.

5. What time is it when the clock strikes 17 times at the beginning of the play?
(a) Twelve o'clock.
(b) Nine o'clock.
(c) Seven o'clock.
(d) Seventeen o'clock.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Mr. Smith wish would marry his maid?

2. According to Mrs. Smith, why does she need to learn Spanish?

3. Why is it difficult to identify the members of the Watson clan?

4. When traveling to London by train, in what class compartment does Mr. Martin ride?

5. What constantly interrupts Mrs. Martin's storytelling?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the play both a comedy and a tragedy?

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

3. How do the characters react to Mary's poem, "The Fire"?

4. How is contradiction used as a literary device?

5. What effect does the outcome of the play have on the characters?

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

7. Describe the discussion that centers around Dr. Mackenzie-King.

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

9. Describe the story of "The Snake and the Fox."

10. What ironic elements exist in the play?

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