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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lyubov say her husband died from?
(a) Pneumonia.
(b) Smoking.
(c) Drinking.
(d) Gambling.

2. What does Lopakhim want Lyubov to do with the estate?
(a) Sell it to the Countess.
(b) Sell it to him.
(c) Take a loan and keep it as-is.
(d) Divide it into lots for summer cottages.

3. Who keeps sending telegrams to Lyubov?
(a) Her lover.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her aunt.
(d) Her son.

4. What do Lyubov and Varya mention in Act 2 that the peasants have been complaining about?
(a) Picking the cherries.
(b) The noise of the city.
(c) Being fed dried peas.
(d) Being overworked.

5. What irritates Lyubov and Gaev upon their entrance in Act 2, prompting them to send Yasha away?
(a) Yasha's dancing.
(b) Yasha's guitar playing.
(c) Yasha's cigar smoke.
(d) Yasha's magic tricks.

6. Which character implies the precursor to socialist thought in Russia?
(a) Pishchik.
(b) Lyubov.
(c) Anya.
(d) Trofimov.

7. What effect comes from having the railway closer to the estate?
(a) It means that Lyubov can marry the stationmaster.
(b) It means that Gaev can travel to and from work.
(c) It will be easier to lease out summer cottages.
(d) It will make selling the cherries more convenient.

8. What is the setting for Act 2?
(a) A meadow on the estate.
(b) The nursery.
(c) Lyubov's bedroom.
(d) The ballroom.

9. Who speaks of "The Proud Man?"
(a) Pishchik.
(b) Trofimov.
(c) Gaev.
(d) Anya.

10. What does Lopakhin call Gaev when storming out from the garden in Act 2, following their dispute about the estate?
(a) A scoundrel.
(b) A miser.
(c) An old woman.
(d) A cheapskate.

11. Which character says, "Forward! We are moving irresistibly toward the bright star that burns in the distance!"
(a) Varya.
(b) Trofimov.
(c) Lopakhin.
(d) Anya.

12. Which character is in love with Trofimov?
(a) Anya.
(b) Lyubov.
(c) Varya.
(d) Dunyasha.

13. Which character says, "We should stop admiring ourselves. We should just work, and that is all?"
(a) Charlotta.
(b) Lopakhin.
(c) Trofimov.
(d) Pishchik.

14. What does Firs refer to as "the troubles" during Act 2?
(a) World War I.
(b) The Emancipation.
(c) World War II.
(d) The onset of Communism.

15. Who wears white throughout the play?
(a) Varya.
(b) Gaev.
(c) Lyubov.
(d) Anya.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Lyubov want Lopakhin to marry?

2. What does Firs say happened just before "the troubles?"

3. Which character represents the dissolving upper class of turn-of-century Russia?

4. On what date is the estate to go up for auction?

5. What Shakespearean play does Lopakhin quote to Varya after the passing of the stranger in Act 2?

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