Dancing at Lughnasa Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Michael scare Maggie?
(a) Michael pretends to see a rat.
(b) Michael pretends to see a mouse.
(c) Michael pretends to see a snake.
(d) Michael pretends to see a spider.

2. What infuriates Agnes about Kate?
(a) Kate doesn't care about Chris's feelings.
(b) Kate is a gossip.
(c) Kate judges Gerry Evans.
(d) Kate doesn't care about Michael.

3. Why is Michael disappointed in Uncle Jack?
(a) Uncle Jack ignores Michael.
(b) Uncle Jack shouts all the time.
(c) Uncle Jack doesn't look as Michael had imagined him.
(d) Uncle Jack is unkind to the family.

4. What is the population of Balleybeg looking forward to?
(a) The harvest parade.
(b) The harvest picnic.
(c) The harvest potluck.
(d) The harvest dance.

5. Which of the sisters is the most graceful dancer?
(a) Chris.
(b) Rose.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Agnes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What unusual stage convention involves the boy Michael?

2. How old is Michael when this story takes place?

3. What does Chris hear that Gerry Evans is doing in Dublin?

4. To what tune do Gerry Evans and Chris dance?

5. What does Maggie like to ask Michael?

(see the answer key)

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