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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Agnes recommend to fix the radio?
(a) Move it to another room.
(b) Fix the frayed cord.
(c) Buy a new battery.
(d) Turn it off until it cools down.

2. What language has Uncle Jack been speaking for twenty-five years?
(a) Ugandan.
(b) Gaelic.
(c) English.
(d) Swahili.

3. Who is the joker of the Mundy family?
(a) Maggie.
(b) Rose.
(c) Kate.
(d) Agnes.

4. Which of the sisters is first to stop work and dance to the radio music?
(a) Agnes.
(b) Chris.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Rose.

5. What do the characters call movies?
(a) Cinema.
(b) Films.
(c) Moving pictures.
(d) Pictures.

6. What gift does Danny Bradley give Rose for Christmas?
(a) A silver fish.
(b) A live rose.
(c) A silver rose.
(d) A live fish.

7. How does Kate identify Gerry Evans?
(a) Gerry Evans carries a suitcase of goods to sell.
(b) Gerry Evans is riding a bicycle.
(c) Gerry Evans is tall and handsome.
(d) Gerry Evans has a walking stick and a straw hat.

8. Why does Kate ask God to forgive her?
(a) For refusing to dance.
(b) For poisoning the atmosphere in the house.
(c) For calling Gerry Evans a bastard.
(d) For judging her sisters.

9. Why does Maggie worry when Michael can't be seen?
(a) He could go to the back hills.
(b) He could go to the old well.
(c) He could go to the woods.
(d) He could go into town.

10. What does Gerry Evans want Chris to do?
(a) Go to the harvest dance with him.
(b) Marry him.
(c) Tell Michael about him.
(d) Run away with him.

11. What infuriates Kate about Gerry Evans?
(a) He doesn't support his child.
(b) He doesn't keep a job.
(c) He doesn't love Chris.
(d) He doesn't come by often.

12. How long has Gerry Evans been away?
(a) Thirteen months.
(b) Six months.
(c) A year.
(d) Eighteen months.

13. How long does Gerry Evans think he's been away?
(a) Thirteen months.
(b) Eighteen months.
(c) A year.
(d) Six months.

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

15. Why do the sisters stop dancing?
(a) They are worn out.
(b) Uncle Jack stops them.
(c) The radio quits.
(d) They are embarrassed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kate call vulgar language?

2. What does Maggie admire about Brian McGuinness?

3. What shame does Chris bring on the family years before?

4. What unusual stage convention involves the boy Michael?

5. Why does Chris refuse Gerry Evans' offer?

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