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

2. What does Maggie call Michael?
(a) Chub.
(b) Cub.
(c) Tub.
(d) Sweetheart.

3. What does Kate call vulgar language?
(a) Low-class language.
(b) Savage language.
(c) Back hill language.
(d) Corner-boy language.

4. How does Jack feel about the Ballybeg climate?
(a) It's perfect.
(b) It's cold.
(c) It's hot.
(d) It's a relief.

5. How does Gerry Evans react when Chris tells him the family is watching them?
(a) "Better still!"
(b) "Let's get out of sight!"
(c) "They're just jealous!"
(d) "Shame on them!"

Short Answer Questions

1. Why doesn't Gerry Evans bring Michael a bicycle?

2. What infuriates Agnes about Kate?

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

4. Why do the sisters stop dancing?

5. Why does Chris refuse Gerry Evans' offer?

Short Essay Questions

1. The recruiter tells Gerry Evans that he is invaluable to the brigade because he is a master at disguising himself. How does this revelation relate to the false impression he has given to Gerry Evans?

2. How far do the Mundys live from the rest of the village, and what significance is there in that distance?

3. Who does Maggie forget to count when she is calculating people they must feed for dinner?

4. What does Maggie notice about the pack of cigarettes Kate brought her, and why is it significant?

5. What is it that Kate asks Uncle Jack to promise?

6. What is Michael writing to ask Santa Claus to bring, and why is the gift he wants significant?

7. What does Maggie release for Michael to see?

8. How does Uncle Jack reveal that the Ryangans have not been converted to Christianity by his efforts?

9. How is the Ryangan harvest festival described by Uncle Jack similar to the festival of Lughansa?

10. We as readers are told that Rose is "simple." How does the playwright make that clear to the audience?

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