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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After a brief argument what does Mulleady do?
(a) He goes without his shirt.
(b) He gets a shirt from Meg.
(c) He goes to buy a new shirt.
(d) He refolds his shirts.

2. How does the officer quote a leader of the IRA?
(a) A leopard cannot change its spots.
(b) A good man is hard to find.
(c) A noble cause must be served by noble men.
(d) A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

3. During the conversation, what does Pat comment about the fight of the IRA for independence?
(a) It is over.
(b) It is almost over.
(c) It has just begun.
(d) It is never over.

4. What does Pat bitterly say about their house?
(a) It once was run properly.
(b) It once was beautiful and well-kept.
(c) It once housed so many noble fighters and is now little more than a brothel.
(d) It once was his and Meg's home.

5. Pat salutes him, sees he has something important to talk about, and tells Meg to do what?
(a) Begin cooking dinner.
(b) Plug her ears.
(c) Leave.
(d) Sweep the steps.

Short Answer Questions

1. This raucous comedy-drama tells the parallel stories of what two people?

2. What takes place suddenly in this story?

3. How does Teresa feel about Monsewer?

4. What do Meg, Teresa and Mulleady discuss?

5. On what does Pat insist from the officer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is revealed about the boarding house?

2. What happens when Teresa enters the room?

3. What story does Teresa tell?

4. For what does the Soldier ask? Does he get it? Why or why not?

5. What does the Soldier do when Teresa enters the room?

6. What transitions into the first scene?

7. What story does Pat tell, after the Soldier demands to know what he did to deserve this treatment?

8. What does Monsewer want to do with the Soldier? To what does this lead?

9. When Meg returns, about what do she and Pat argue?

10. How does the conversation between Teresa and the Soldier end?

(see the answer keys)

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