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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is this person playing the bagpipes?
(a) She is a professional bagpipe player.
(b) He is a professional bagpipe player.
(c) She is practicing to play a lament for a young member of the IRA who is to be executed the following morning.
(d) He is practicing to play a lament for a young member of the IRA who is to be executed the following morning.

2. Why are they both captured and held hostage?
(a) As part of the ongoing hostilities between the Irish Republican Army and the British government.
(b) They are breaking the law.
(c) The property for which they care is under investigation.
(d) As part of the ongoing hostilities between the United States and the Nazi party.

3. This story explores themes relating to what?
(a) The war between the IRA and the British.
(b) Sin and degradation.
(c) The nature of imprisonment, preconception, and honor.
(d) Compassion and love.

4. How does Miss Gilchrist respond to angry inquiries about what her name means?
(a) With a haughty comment about her name meaning she is a servant of Christ.
(b) With a haughty comment about her name meaning she is a message from Christ.
(c) With a haughty comment about her name meaning she is a daughter of Christ.
(d) With a haughty comment about her name meaning she is a gift of Christ.

5. Monsewer comes in, checking with Pat to make sure about what?
(a) All rent money has been paid.
(b) His breakfast has been prepared.
(c) Preparations have been made for the arrival of the soldiers and their prisoner.
(d) The boarding house is full.

6. How does Pat try to reassure her?
(a) Saying she is a good housekeeper.
(b) Saying it will be their home again soon.
(c) Saying he knows Monsewer will sell it soon.
(d) Saying she is nothing like the merciless prostitutes and thieves he really meant.

7. Pat has a long history of disagreements with whom?
(a) The English.
(b) The IRA leadership.
(c) The French.
(d) The police.

8. Why can Mulleady not leave with Miss Gilchrist?
(a) He works at the house.
(b) His things are still in his room.
(c) He has not paid his rent.
(d) He does not want to leave.

9. What is Monsewer doing as he comes in?
(a) Asking about the room being prepared for the soldier.
(b) Blowing the first few notes of his song on the bagpipes.
(c) Arguing with Meg over the dinner menu.
(d) Singing a sad lament.

10. Why does Meg feel betrayed?
(a) After everything she said and did to defend Mulleady when he ran away with the church funds.
(b) After all she has done for him, he turns out to be a spy.
(c) She wanted to meet the prisoner first.
(d) She has covered his rent before and does not want to do it again.

11. What does Monsewer think about Irish martyrs?
(a) He would gladly be in the same position.
(b) He would never want to be one.
(c) He hopes he will never have to be one.
(d) They are fools.

12. As the IRA officer inspects the books, what does he say?
(a) If he had his way, the prisoner would stay here.
(b) If he had his way, he would stay here without the prisoner.
(c) If he had his way, the prisoner would be going to another house.
(d) If her had his way, this home would be destroyed.

13. How did Monsewer choose his title?
(a) He wishes he were French.
(b) He wanted to sound sophisticated.
(c) He grew tired of his name.
(d) He wanted nothing to do with anything English such as the title "mister."

14. What is revealed about Meg?
(a) She is a mother.
(b) She was a spy.
(c) She was an orphan.
(d) She lived in England.

15. What circumstances do Meg and Pat discuss?
(a) The manipulative circumstances of the treaty's signing.
(b) Monsewer's move to Ireland as a child.
(c) The circumstances by which they came to work at this boarding house.
(d) How horrible Monsewer's mother was.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Teresa feel about Monsewer?

2. What do Pat, Meg, and Monsewer discuss?

3. What do Meg, Teresa and Mulleady discuss?

4. On what does Pat insist from the officer?

5. When does the Soldier say those who are parted will all be brought together?

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