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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 the character of Harry represent, as it relates to the war in general and his country?
(a) Power.
(b) Confidence.
(c) Anger.
(d) Optimism.

2. What is Quillery denied, causing him to return to the hotel in the first part of Act 2?
(a) A plane ticket.
(b) Passage across the border.
(c) A rental car.
(d) A train ticket.

3. What has Don disgruntled at the beginning of the play?
(a) He doesn't have enough breaks.
(b) His pay is not enough for the work he is doing.
(c) He is expected to do too much.
(d) His talents are not being utilized.

4. As Don and Irene discover at the end of Act 1, how many countries can be seen from the main window of the hotel?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

5. What are the Cherrys enjoying at the beginning of Act 2, Scene1?
(a) Cigars.
(b) Cocktails.
(c) Dinner.
(d) Hors d'oeuvres.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are the Cherrys upset over the war?

2. What are the Cherrys talking about when Act 2 opens?

3. Who are above war, according to the Cherrys?

4. Where does the beautiful model, Irene, say she is from?

5. What does Irene do to change the mood of the hotel guests in the first scene of Act 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first impression of Harry Van to the other hotel guests?

2. What does the captain announce at the end of Act 1, and how does Harry respond?

3. What do the Cherrys reveal to Harry as he joins them in the beginning of Act 2, and what are they concerned about?

4. How does Harry respond to Irene's dilemma in Act 3?

5. In the larger theme of the play, what do the Cherrys represent?

6. What is Weber's decision in Act 3, and how does it affect Irene's fate?

7. Who are the heroes of Irene's story and how does it relate to the play?

8. What is Irene doing to entertain the Cherrys and what does it say about her character?

9. What is it about Irene that Harry reveals as the reason he recognizes her, and why is this important?

10. What does Harry do to ease the tension after Quillery and Dr. Waldersee argue, and what does it symbolize about his character?

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