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

2. Who says, "My father was a peasant, an idiot?"
(a) Lyubov.
(b) Charlotta.
(c) Lopakhin.
(d) Yasha.

3. 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 miser.
(c) A cheapskate.
(d) A scoundrel.

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

5. Which character says, "We should stop admiring ourselves. We should just work, and that is all?"
(a) Trofimov.
(b) Pishchik.
(c) Lopakhin.
(d) Charlotta.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who speaks of "The Proud Man?"

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

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

4. How long has Lyubov been away?

5. What effect comes from having the railway closer to the estate?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Lopakhin suggest that Lyubov and Gaev do with the estate in Act 2? What is their reaction? How does Lopakhin feel about Gaev and Lyubov's reaction to his proposal?

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

6. Where do the telegrams arrive from? What do they say?

7. What events led to Lyubov leaving the estate? When did she leave?

8. Who performs magic tricks? What tricks does he/she perform? Where did he/she learn to perform them?

9. Describe the emotional state of Lyubov in Act 4. Why does she feel this way?

10. How does Trofimov feel about Lopakhin? What does he say to Lopakhin in Act 4 that tells us this?

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