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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pat salutes him, sees he has something important to talk about, and tells Meg to do what?
(a) Sweep the steps.
(b) Leave.
(c) Plug her ears.
(d) Begin cooking dinner.

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

3. What does Pat say about the tenants' money?
(a) It does not cover the expenses of the boarding house.
(b) It is good no matter who or what they are.
(c) It is only good when rent is paid in full.
(d) It is no good.

4. What ironic comment does Pat make, regarding what Monsewar has told him?
(a) How he wishes the IRA would fight again.
(b) How wonderful it is to be British.
(c) How great it is the IRA is fighting again.
(d) How sad it is that the IRA is fighting again.

5. What do they do when music comes on the radio?
(a) They laugh.
(b) They turn off the radio.
(c) They sing.
(d) They dance.

6. How does the story begin?
(a) Rock and roll music is heard.
(b) The actors dance an Irish jig.
(c) A narrator appears.
(d) The actors walk solemnly onto the stage.

7. Of what is Pat afraid, regarding the IRA's cause?
(a) The will of the IRA is not strong enough.
(b) Their weapons are outdated.
(c) They will be too powerful.
(d) The British will not be able to overpower them.

8. What takes place suddenly in this story?
(a) Music.
(b) Gun shots.
(c) Violence.
(d) Violence, music, and humor.

9. What do Pat and Meg say about Monsewer's history?
(a) He was born in England but was Irish on his mother's side.
(b) He was born in Irelnad but was English on his father's side.
(c) He was born in Ireland but was English on his mother's side.
(d) He was born in England but was Irish on his father's side.

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

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

12. What do Meg and Teresa do when they see the British soldier in the doorway?
(a) They run to him.
(b) They scream.
(c) They continue dancing.
(d) They stop dancing.

13. After Mulleady goes, about what does Meg complain?
(a) How she purposely folded his shirts incorrectly.
(b) She is tired of her job.
(c) How annoying he is.
(d) They will allow anybody to live there.

14. What does Mulleady reveal about his past?
(a) He was once in prison.
(b) He was once a policeman.
(c) He was once a spy.
(d) He was once an officer.

15. How does Monsewer go out after hearing this news?
(a) Angry.
(b) Upset.
(c) Worried.
(d) Pleased.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what else do Meg and Pat argue?

2. What does the officer do when Pat says he needs to go out to get the money before he will allow the prisoner to stay?

3. What does Pat promise to sing?

4. As the IRA officer inspects the books, what does he say?

5. Pat has a long history of disagreements with whom?

(see the answer keys)

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