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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of Scene 5, the Herald announces that unrest has been replace by what?
(a) Peace.
(b) Famine.
(c) Hopelessness.
(d) Discontent.

2. Where on her body does Corday carry her knife?
(a) Wrapped in her hair.
(b) Strapped to her thigh.
(c) In her hand.
(d) Between her breasts.

3. What mimic do the patients perform in the background of Scene 11?
(a) A mass.
(b) A street scene.
(c) An execution.
(d) A cricket match.

4. Which of the following is one of the actions that Corday accuses Marat of inciting in Scene 7?
(a) Looting.
(b) Sedition.
(c) Blasphemy.
(d) Corruption.

5. At the beginning of the song in Scene 10, what emotion has nearly defeated Corday?
(a) Terror.
(b) Weariness.
(c) Depression.
(d) Lovesickness.

6. What character enters in the first scene at Sade beckon?
(a) Corday.
(b) Coulmier.
(c) Marat.
(d) Herald.

7. The song in Scene 10 details Corday's arrival in what town?
(a) Caen.
(b) Avignon.
(c) Paris.
(d) Versailles.

8. Which of the following is not an example Coulmier offers of the Church assisting the poor?
(a) Free housing.
(b) Medical aid.
(c) Soup kitchens.
(d) Clothing drives.

9. In Scene 11, Marat accuses aristocrats of make secret deals with whom?
(a) The deposed royal family.
(b) Foreign armies.
(c) The reactionary bourgeoisie.
(d) The Catholic Church.

10. What does the Herald people are in 1808 that they were not in 1793?
(a) Enlightened.
(b) Civilized.
(c) Afraid.
(d) Complacent.

11. To what does the Herald compare Marat's skin in Scene 4?
(a) Wood.
(b) Iron.
(c) Cheese.
(d) Mud.

12. From what French town does Corday reside?
(a) Paris.
(b) Caen.
(c) Burgundy.
(d) Cannes.

13. What device's "singing" is Corday said to have hears in Scene 10?
(a) The printing press.
(b) The guillotine.
(c) The pipe organ.
(d) The tumbrel.

14. According to Marat, what does one see everywhere one looks in 1793?
(a) Squalor.
(b) Corpses.
(c) Corruption.
(d) His portrait.

15. What abstract purveyor of death does Sade say he hates in Scene 12?
(a) Nature.
(b) The Revolution.
(c) God.
(d) Life.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character's name does the Chorus chant in unison during Scene 7?

2. In Marat's rant in Scene 9, where does he say the Parisian hypocrites where the crown?

3. Who stops Corday from prematurely murdering Marat in Scene 9?

4. What two omnipresent groups represent the asylum security throughout the play?

5. How does Sade characterize the process by which Revolutionaries dole out death sentences?

(see the answer keys)

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