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

2. Monsewer comes in, checking with Pat to make sure about what?
(a) His breakfast has been prepared.
(b) All rent money has been paid.
(c) Preparations have been made for the arrival of the soldiers and their prisoner.
(d) The boarding house is full.

3. With what does Princess Grace come in?
(a) Her rent and news that Mulleady has a woman in his room.
(b) Her rent and news that Mulleady has not paid his rent.
(c) Her rent and news that Mulleady has a prisoner.
(d) Her rent and news that Mulleady is a spy.

4. What bad pun does Teresa make?
(a) She calls French bread, a bagette, a bagel.
(b) She calls a French cigarette, a Gauloise, a gollywog.
(c) She calls French fries, pommes frites, pomegranate fries.
(d) She calls French candy, bon bons, bonnie bons.

5. What does Meg tell Teresa about Monswer?
(a) He is a strange man.
(b) He is a spy.
(c) He is a horrible man.
(d) He is a great man.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Mulleady goes, about what does Meg complain?

2. When does the Soldier say those who are parted will all be brought together?

3. After a brief argument what does Mulleady do?

4. Why does Meg feel betrayed?

5. How does Meg react to this news about Mulleady?

Short Essay Questions

1. About what is the article? How do the various characters react?

2. What do Meg and Pat say about money?

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

4. What is this play about?

5. How did Monsewer come about his name?

6. What does Mulleady think about the Polish sailor? What is Pat's response?

7. What is revealed about the boarding house?

8. How do Teresa and Meg feel about Monsewer?

9. How does the scene end?

10. Does the IRA officer want to keep the prisoner at this house? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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