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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About which soldier is the article talking?
(a) The British one.
(b) An American soldier.
(c) The Irish one.
(d) A French soldier.

2. What does the Soldier try to convince Meg to ask the Officer?
(a) When he will be executed.
(b) Why he was kidnapped.
(c) When breakfast will be.
(d) If he will be freed.

3. How does the Soldier not want to ruin his time with Teresa?
(a) By listening to her talk.
(b) By singing.
(c) By arguing.
(d) By talking about him.

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

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

6. How do Meg and the other characters make jokes about the author?
(a) He is both anti-Irish and anti-British.
(b) He is an American.
(c) He is both pro-Irish and pro-British.
(d) He is actually French.

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

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

9. 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.

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

11. What does the Soldier realize that he has in common with the Irish soldier?
(a) They are both Irish.
(b) They are from the same town.
(c) They are related.
(d) They are the same age.

12. How does Pat respond when the Officer asks if Teresa can be trusted?
(a) Pat is not sure she can be trusted.
(b) Pat hopes she can be trusted.
(c) Pat assures him that she can be trusted.
(d) Pat says she cannot be trusted.

13. Meg appears, looking for whom?
(a) Teresa.
(b) Pat.
(c) Princess Grace.
(d) The Officer.

14. What story does Teresa tell?
(a) A story of when she was a girl in the convent.
(b) A story of when she first moved to the boarding house.
(c) A story of when she became an Irishwoman.
(d) A story of when she became an orphan.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the Irish prisoner in jail?

2. 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?

3. Who did Teresa help when she was a child?

4. What do Teresa and the Soldier hear?

5. When Monsewer comes in with Pat, what are they discussing?

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