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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. As he comes in, the Soldier does what?
(a) Sings a song about how good it is to be on earth.
(b) Sings an Irish tune.
(c) Says, "Long live the Queen!"
(d) Dances an Irish jig.

3. After saying she will pray for everyone, what does Miss Gilchrist do?
(a) She kneels down to pray.
(b) She leaves.
(c) She sits on the couch.
(d) She begins to laugh.

4. This raucous comedy-drama tells the parallel stories of what two people?
(a) Prostitutes, one Irish and one British.
(b) Soldiers, one Irish and one British.
(c) Caretakers, one Irish and one British.
(d) Soldiers, one American and one German.

5. Why does Meg tell Teresa to stop thinking about this person's fate?
(a) She does not want to think about his fate.
(b) There is no need to mourn him before it becomes necessary.
(c) It will only make her worry more.
(d) She does not care about this person.

6. After a brief argument what does Mulleady do?
(a) He goes to buy a new shirt.
(b) He refolds his shirts.
(c) He goes without his shirt.
(d) He gets a shirt from Meg.

7. When she is gone, what does Monsewer tell Pat?
(a) A captured Irish soldier is being brought to them.
(b) Two soldiers will be coming soon with a captured English soldier.
(c) The British are coming to imprison them.
(d) A man is coming to take over the boarding house.

8. What does Teresa insist will be a shame?
(a) If the prisoner escapes.
(b) If the prisoner is a kind man.
(c) When the prisoner arrives.
(d) When the prisoner dies.

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

10. During the conversation, what does Pat comment about the fight of the IRA for independence?
(a) It is almost over.
(b) It is never over.
(c) It is over.
(d) It has just begun.

11. Pat comments that when he first arrived, Monsewer spoke nothing but what?
(a) French.
(b) Irish.
(c) Spanish.
(d) German.

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

13. When does the Soldier say those who are parted will all be brought together?
(a) When they die.
(b) When they are destroyed by the H-bomb.
(c) When they choose peace.
(d) When they move to England.

14. What do Meg, Teresa and Mulleady discuss?
(a) How the Irish prisoner must be feeling.
(b) How horrible the Officer is.
(c) How Pat could go along with this plan.
(d) How the British prisoner must be feeling.

15. Why do Pat and the Officer go out?
(a) To discuss Meg and Teresa.
(b) To discuss plans for housing the prisoner.
(c) To get away from the others.
(d) To retrieve the prisoner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pat say is ready for their "visitor?"

2. What serves as a transition into the first scene?

3. What does Meg tell Mulleady as she chases him out?

4. What do Meg and Pat say drove Monsewer half mad?

5. Of what is Pat afraid, regarding the IRA's cause?

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