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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. How does the story begin?
(a) The actors walk solemnly onto the stage.
(b) Rock and roll music is heard.
(c) The actors dance an Irish jig.
(d) A narrator appears.

2. Mulleady hurries in shouting for what?
(a) Pat's help.
(b) Monsewer's help.
(c) Teresa's help.
(d) Meg's help.

3. What serves as a transition into the first scene?
(a) A loud noise.
(b) A scream.
(c) A blast of bagpipes.
(d) A gunshot.

4. What do Meg and Pat say drove Monsewer half mad?
(a) The treaty signed by some of the members of the IRA to end the fighting.
(b) His mother.
(c) His move to Ireland.
(d) His father.

5. What do Pat and Meg talk briefly about when Monsewer leaves?
(a) The boarding house's expenses.
(b) One of the tenants Monsewer brought into the house.
(c) The prostitutes in the house.
(d) How well he runs the house.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Teresa feel about Monsewer?

2. This person who will soon be arriving is what?

3. After saying she will pray for everyone, what does Miss Gilchrist do?

4. What does the officer do when Pat says he needs to go out to get the money before he will allow the prisoner to stay?

5. What do various characters say about the Soldier?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Meg appear? What does the Officer think of this?

2. What does Pat tell Teresa to do? How will he reward her? How does she respond?

3. What do the characters say about the Bible and Miss Gilchrist's faith?

4. What transitions into the first scene?

5. What happens when Teresa enters the room?

6. What does the Soldier ask the Volunteer? What is the Volunteer's response?

7. What do Pat and Meg think about the kidnapping of the British soldier?

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

9. What takes place while Teresa is under the bed?

10. What takes place between the Soldier and Teresa when they are first alone?

(see the answer keys)

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