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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which character has a dog?
(a) Firs.
(b) Anya.
(c) Lopakhin.
(d) Charlotta.

4. What does Lyubov give to the stranger who passes through in Act 2?
(a) A kopek.
(b) A gold coin.
(c) A basket of cherries.
(d) A silver coin.

5. Who is Varya afraid will "fall in love?"
(a) Lopakhim and Trofimov.
(b) Anya and Trofimov.
(c) Dunyasha and Pishchik.
(d) Lyubov and Firs.

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

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

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

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

10. Which character declares, "All of Russia is our orchard?"
(a) Varya.
(b) Lopakhin.
(c) Charlotta.
(d) Trofimov.

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

12. What does Firs say happened just before "the troubles?"
(a) The slaves rioted.
(b) The train arrived in the station.
(c) An owl hooted and the samovar hissed constantly.
(d) A black carriage pulled up to the estate.

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

14. What, according to Trofimov, is peering out from every cherry tree?
(a) Vicious monsters.
(b) Human beings.
(c) Slaughtered animals.
(d) The Countess.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the common complaint about Gaev?

2. Why did Lyubov buy a villa?

3. Which character represents the rising middle class of turn-of-century Russia?

4. Who is always mumbling?

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

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