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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Who comes to the orchard to look for Anya at the end of Act 2?
(a) Dunyasha.
(b) Lyubov.
(c) Varya.
(d) Firs.

5. Who dreams of entering a convent?
(a) Varya.
(b) Anya.
(c) Gaev.
(d) Yepikhodov.

6. What does Trofimov suggest that Anya do with the keys of the household?
(a) Give them to him.
(b) Swallow them.
(c) Throw them into the well.
(d) Send them to the Countess.

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

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

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

10. Who is always mumbling?
(a) Trofimov.
(b) Pishchik.
(c) Firs.
(d) Varya.

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 miser.
(d) A scoundrel.

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

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

14. Why did Lyubov buy a villa?
(a) To rent it out for profit.
(b) To give her daughter on her wedding day.
(c) To take care of her lover who was ill.
(d) To replace the estate.

15. What do Charlotta's parents do for a living?
(a) They were merchants.
(b) They were serfs.
(c) Taught at a small school house.
(d) Traveled and performed shows at fairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character implies the precursor to socialist thought in Russia?

2. In Act 2, why does Gaev say he must go to town the following day?

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

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

5. What does Yepikhodov carry with him at all times?

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