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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. What does Pat say is ready for their "visitor?"
(a) Everything.
(b) His dinner.
(c) Nothing.
(d) His room.

2. What does Pat do when Colette takes the money?
(a) He tells her to return the money immediately.
(b) He takes the money from her.
(c) He indicates that the sailor should follow her into her room.
(d) He reprimands her for being greedy.

3. What ironic comment does Pat make, regarding what Monsewar has told him?
(a) How he wishes the IRA would fight again.
(b) How great it is the IRA is fighting again.
(c) How sad it is that the IRA is fighting again.
(d) How wonderful it is to be British.

4. Pat has a long history of disagreements with whom?
(a) The French.
(b) The English.
(c) The IRA leadership.
(d) The police.

5. What does Pat promise to sing?
(a) A funny song.
(b) A beautiful ballad.
(c) An Irish folk song.
(d) A raunchy pub song.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does his missing leg have to do with his conversation with Meg?

2. When he is finished, he and Meg talk further about what?

3. What does the officer tell Meg and Teresa to do?

4. Who are the caretakers?

5. When the sailor shows a handful of notes, what do Meg and Pat comment?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pat feel about the way that Meg talks to him?

2. What happens when music comes on the radio? How do the characters' actions change when the British soldier enters?

3. What takes place while the Officer is thinking?

4. What does Miss Gilchrist do for the Soldier?

5. Of what does the Soldier try to convince Meg?

6. What story does Teresa tell?

7. What takes place in the conversation between Teresa and the Soldier?

8. For whom does the Soldier mistake Miss Gilchrist? Why?

9. What is revealed about the boarding house?

10. What do Pat, Meg, and Miss Gilchrist do, while the Officer and the Volunteer stand guard over the Soldier?

(see the answer keys)

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