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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 Lyubov's greatest flaw?
(a) Abusing the servants.
(b) Overeating.
(c) Drinking.
(d) Spending money recklessly.

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

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

4. On what date is the estate to go up for auction?
(a) May 14.
(b) September 1.
(c) August 22.
(d) July 7.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Act 2, a distinctive sound is heard in the distance which the characters take note of. What sound is heard?

2. Who speaks to the bookshelf and to nature?

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

4. Why did Lyubov buy a villa?

5. To whom does Dunyasha profess her love in Act 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship between Yasha and Dunyasha?

2. Who is Pishchik? How does he know the family? What request does he make to Lyubov repeatedly in Act 2?

3. How is Varya's character unique in the play? What role does she fulfill in the household? What is her style of dress?

4. What philosophical/social themes does Chekhov comment on in the play, The Cherry Orchard?

5. What is the emotional state of Varya in Act 4? Why?

6. How is Lopakhin's character different than that of Firs? How are they alike?

7. How does Varya feel about Yepikhodov? What does she do to show her feelings?

8. Describe Yasha's character. What is his/her age? What is his/her demeanor? How does he/she relate to other characters in the play?

9. What will Anya do at the end of Act 4?

10. How does Trofimov feel about the upper classes?

(see the answer keys)

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