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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. In Act 2, why does Gaev say he must go to town the following day?
(a) He is buying the estate.
(b) He is selling cherries.
(c) He is getting married.
(d) He has a meeting with someone who may give him a loan.

3. Who arrives at the estate near the end of Act 2?
(a) Dunyasha.
(b) A beggar asking for money.
(c) Gaev.
(d) The Countess.

4. At the end of Act 2, where does Anya go to avoid being found in the garden?
(a) Into the woods.
(b) Into the orchard.
(c) Into the nursery.
(d) To the river.

5. At the end of Act 2, a distinctive sound is heard in the distance which the characters take note of. What sound is heard?
(a) The sound of a carriage pulling up.
(b) The sound of church bells.
(c) The sound of a snapped string dying mournfully away.
(d) The sound of a train.

6. Who says, "My father was a peasant, an idiot?"
(a) Lopakhin.
(b) Lyubov.
(c) Charlotta.
(d) Yasha.

7. In Act 2, Lyubov details where she has been before the start of the play. Where does she say she's returned from?
(a) Moscow.
(b) Paris.
(c) London.
(d) Krakow.

8. What becomes of Lyubov's lover?
(a) He marries her daughter.
(b) He inherits a fortune.
(c) He dies on the train.
(d) He leaves her for another woman.

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

10. To whom does Lyubov want Lopakhin to marry?
(a) Lyubov.
(b) Gaev.
(c) Anya.
(d) Varya.

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

12. Who is mentioned as being "prepared to buy the estate" at auction?
(a) Lyubov.
(b) Deriganov.
(c) Yasha.
(d) Lopakhin.

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

14. Which character represents the rising middle class of turn-of-century Russia?
(a) Pishchik.
(b) Lopakhin.
(c) Lubyov.
(d) Gaev.

15. What is the common complaint about Gaev?
(a) He talks too much.
(b) He is in love with the maid.
(c) He sings too much.
(d) He drinks all the time.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gets into an argument with Trofimov in Act 2?

2. What do Charlotta's parents do for a living?

3. What is the setting for Act 2?

4. How old does Trofimov claim to be?

5. Who is playing guitar at the beginning of Act 2?

(see the answer keys)

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