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

2. What does Pat say is a bluff?
(a) The capturing of the Irish soldier.
(b) The British threats to kills the Irish soldier.
(c) The imprisonment of the Soldier.
(d) The article in the newspaper.

3. About what is Meg's song?
(a) Regret and loneliness.
(b) Love and compassion.
(c) Irish rebels being attacked by the British in the way the Germans in World War II attacked the French.
(d) Peace between the Irish and British.

4. What does the Soldier ask the Volunteer if he can go and do?
(a) Get his own dinner.
(b) Out back to relieve himself.
(c) See the rest of the house.
(d) Go for a walk.

5. When Monsewer comes in with Pat, what are they discussing?
(a) What is for dinner.
(b) When he will play the bagpipes again.
(c) How well he plays the badpipes.
(d) How badly he played but that his playing will be better in the morning.

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 reference to the influence of America on many in Europe.
(c) As a way to show that he has worth.
(d) As a song of love for his Irish captors.

7. How does the Soldier respond when Pat tells him he is a prisoner of war?
(a) There is no war.
(b) You cannot torture prisoners of war.
(c) He should not be a prisoner of war.
(d) You cannot shoot prisoners of war.

8. What does Monsewer remember when talking to the Soldier?
(a) Playing cricket as a boy.
(b) Learning to play the bagpipes.
(c) Dancing Irish jigs as a child.
(d) His time as a soldier.

9. Why can neither the Soldier or the Volunteer go?
(a) The Soldier is a prisoner, and the Volunteer does not want to take him anywhere.
(b) The Soldier is on duty, and the Volunteer is a prisoner.
(c) The Soldier is a prisoner, and the Volunteer is on duty for another hour.
(d) The Soldier is a prisoner, and the Volunteer is too lazy.

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

11. About what does the Soldier tease Teresa?
(a) Wanting to hide.
(b) Wanting to stay with him.
(c) Wanting to get caught.
(d) Wanting to jump out of the window.

12. What are the marchers doing?
(a) Playing with the children watching the parade.
(b) Protesting the execution of the imprisoned Irish soldier.
(c) Dancing an Irish jig.
(d) Celebrating a day of independence from Great Britain.

13. What crude comment does Meg make to Miss Gilchrist?
(a) Miss Gilchrist loves the Bible for its dirty stories.
(b) Miss Gilchrist's only principle is her relationship with Mulleady.
(c) Miss Gilchrist only wants to be saved by Mulleady.
(d) Miss Gilchrist is only interested in worshipping Mulleady.

14. As the parade passes, what does Miss Gilchrist do to the Soldier?
(a) She glares at him.
(b) She prays for him.
(c) She asks if he would like to watch the parade.
(d) She reads an article from a British paper to him.

15. How does the Soldier reply when Pat says he needs to sing something less patriotic?
(a) He only knows patriotic tunes.
(b) He cannot think of anything else.
(c) He does not want to sing anything else.
(d) He would rather not sing.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old is the Soldier?

3. What do the other characters do as the Officer is thinking?

4. How do the others respond when the Soldier asks whether any of the others would let him free?

5. When Mulleady reads some of the article aloud, what does Pat say?

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