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. As Meg makes crude jokes, what does Miss Gilchrist say?
(a) She is rude and annoying.
(b) She should be quiet.
(c) She would be smarter to spend her time cleaning her house instead of joking.
(d) She needs to leave.

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?
(a) Stand guard over the Soldier.
(b) They watch everyone.
(c) They join in the party.
(d) They leave to talk.

3. Why is the Irish prisoner in jail?
(a) He did nothing.
(b) He was acting as a spy.
(c) He shot a British police officer.
(d) He stole from the British government.

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

5. 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 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 does not want to take him anywhere.

6. What does Teresa do when the Officer comes in?
(a) She climbs out the window.
(b) She hides behind the door.
(c) She hides under the bed.
(d) She hides in the closet.

7. What story does Teresa tell?
(a) A story of when she became an orphan.
(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 was a girl in the convent.

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

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

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

11. What do Teresa and the Soldier hear?
(a) A gunshot.
(b) Laughter.
(c) A clock strike in the town.
(d) A scream.

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

13. What does Miss Gilchrist think about the Royal Family?
(a) She is fond of them.
(b) She detests them.
(c) She is jealous of them.
(d) She wants to be a part of the family.

14. What does Teresa do after the Officer and Pat go outside?
(a) She comes from behind the door.
(b) She comes out from under the bed.
(c) She comes out of the closet.
(d) She comes in through the window.

15. What does Teresa do when she finds out that the Officer never gave the Soldier the cigarettes she brought?
(a) She goes to get him cigarettes.
(b) She cries.
(c) She argues with the Officer.
(d) She curses.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Soldier wonder about Teresa?

2. What does Teresa give the Soldier?

3. Over what do the characters argue?

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

5. How do Meg and the other characters make jokes about the author?

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