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

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

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

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

5. Which character appears to be "man-crazy?"
(a) Gaev.
(b) Varya.
(c) Firs.
(d) Dunyasha.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes to the orchard to look for Anya at the end of Act 2?

2. What does Lopakhim want Lyubov to do with the estate?

3. Why did Lyubov buy a villa?

4. What is Lyubov's greatest flaw?

5. What does Gaev constantly eat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which character had a lover in Paris? What became of this situation?

2. Where will Lyubov go in Act 4? Why?

3. Describe the setting of Act 2. What characters are in the opening of the scene, and what are they doing?

4. What class of people does Lopakhin represent? How is that illustrated in the play?

5. Why does Trofimov refuse to take money from Lopakhin in Act 4?

6. Who is the Countess? How does she play into the plot? Where does she live?

7. What is suggested by Trofimov's haggard appearance?

8. What is the emotional state of Lyubov at the beginning of Act 3? Why?

9. How does Trofimov feel about the upper classes?

10. What does Firs symbolize in The Cherry Orchard?

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