The Hostage Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Soldier say about dying?
(a) He is afraid to die.
(b) An Englishman can die with just as much courage as an Irishman.
(c) He should not have to die.
(d) He does not want to die.

2. What does Miss Gilchrist do when Pat makes jokes about the dirty parts of the Bible?
(a) She leaves.
(b) She begins to read the Bible to him.
(c) She reprimands him for being so vulgar.
(d) She weeps as she speaks of her principles of compassion.

3. What does the Soldier ask Teresa to do?
(a) Leave.
(b) Stay.
(c) Never come back.
(d) Bring him his dinner.

4. How old is the Soldier?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Thirty.
(d) Nineteen.

5. What will happen if the Irish soldier is executed?
(a) The IRA will launch an attack on the British.
(b) The British soldier will be shot.
(c) The British soldier will be tortured.
(d) The British soldier will be freed.

6. How can the song by the Soldier be understood?
(a) As a a reference to his resentment, and British resentment in general, for all non-British.
(b) As a way to show that he has worth.
(c) As a reference to the influence of America on many in Europe.
(d) As a song of love for his Irish captors.

7. What does the Soldier do when he looks at the paper?
(a) He rejoices at seeing his name.
(b) He panics.
(c) He screams.
(d) He begins to cry.

8. What does the Officer demand?
(a) That the Soldier be shot.
(b) That he be left alone with the Soldier.
(c) That Monsewer be taken out and says that nobody is to be allowed in from this point on.
(d) That Teresa leave the room.

9. About whom is the article?
(a) The Queen.
(b) The military.
(c) The IRA.
(d) The King.

10. Over what do the characters argue?
(a) What to have for dinner.
(b) Which side is right.
(c) Why the Irish prisoner did what he did.
(d) What should be done to the Irish prisoner.

11. When the Soldier describes their situation as war, about what does Meg speak angrily?
(a) War never ends.
(b) The innocents whose lives were destroyed by that war.
(c) She has always lived during war time.
(d) Her parents were killed during a war.

12. Describe the song the Soldier sings.
(a) It is an old Irish tune.
(b) It is a song he wrote.
(c) It is an American rock and roll song.
(d) It is an ironic one about how happy he is to be British.

13. What does the Soldier wonder about Teresa?
(a) Why she is here.
(b) Where she is from.
(c) Whether she will bring him his dinner.
(d) Whether she will bring him the tea.

14. When Teresa says she was just dusting, what does Meg say?
(a) Teresa did nothing wrong.
(b) Teresa is a sinner.
(c) She is shocked.
(d) She also was just dusting.

15. What do the Officer and the Volunteer do as Pat, Meg and Miss Gilchrist sit, drink, sing, and bicker over whether Pat was a good soldier in the cause of the IRA?
(a) They leave to talk.
(b) Stand guard over the Soldier.
(c) They watch everyone.
(d) They join in the party.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Officer think Meg is there to do?

2. What does the Officer not want on the Soldier's conscience?

3. How does the Soldier reply when Pat says he needs to sing something less patriotic?

4. What does Miss Gilchrist think about the Royal Family?

5. About which soldier is the article talking?

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