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

2. What does Yepikhodov carry with him at all times?
(a) A revolver.
(b) A cucumber.
(c) A mandolin.
(d) A guitar.

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

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who speaks of "The Proud Man?"

3. At the end of Act 2, where does Anya go to avoid being found in the garden?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the symbolism of the cherry orchard within the play.

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

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

4. Describe the setting in Act 4. Is the setting the same as any other Act? How so? How is it different?

5. What does Lyubov feel about her lover? How does she show her feelings?

6. Where will Gaev go in Act 4? Why?

7. Describe Firs' character. What is his position at the estate? Is related to other characters in the play? How?

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

9. Describe Gaev's character. Who is he/she related to in the play? How? What does this character do persistently that annoys the others?

10. What does Lopakhin suggest Lyubov and Gaev do with the estate? Why?

(see the answer keys)

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