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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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(c) Their weapons are outdated.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

4. What does Pat promise to sing?
(a) A raunchy pub song.
(b) An Irish folk song.
(c) A funny song.
(d) A beautiful ballad.

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

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

7. What does Pat sing?
(a) A humorous song about England.
(b) A lament about a laughing soldier killed for the Irish cause.
(c) A love song to Ireland.
(d) A dramatic song about the IRA.

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

9. Who speaks angrily to the characters?
(a) Two prostitutes.
(b) Two caretakers.
(c) Two narrators.
(d) Two soldiers.

10. Why are they both captured and held hostage?
(a) As part of the ongoing hostilities between the United States and the Nazi party.
(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 Irish Republican Army and the British government.

11. When he is finished, he and Meg talk further about what?
(a) How the IRA continued to fight even after the treaty was signed.
(b) How horrible a place England must be.
(c) How beautiful Ireland is.
(d) How strong and powerful is the IRA.

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

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

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

15. What do Meg and Pat say Monsewer studied?
(a) Irish history and language.
(b) French history and language.
(c) German history and language.
(d) Spanish history and language.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do they do when music comes on the radio?

2. Why do Meg and Teresa enter the scene at this point?

3. Pat salutes him, sees he has something important to talk about, and tells Meg to do what?

4. Who is playing the bagpipes?

5. Why can Mulleady not leave with Miss Gilchrist?

(see the answer keys)

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