Mother Courage and Her Children Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scene 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mother Courage compare the officers taking her son into the army to?
(a) Easy as pie.
(b) A lamb to the slaughter.
(c) A moth to a flame.
(d) Taking candy from a baby.

2. How does Mother Courage make herself known to Eilif?
(a) She sends him a note.
(b) She calls out to him.
(c) She makes his favorite meal.
(d) She sings from the kitchen.

3. Mother Courage thinks Eilif should be ashamed of himself for speculating about ______________.
(a) His future.
(b) The kindness of others.
(c) His commander's orders.
(d) Her love.

4. How cheaply does the officer sell bullets for?
(a) 3 guilders.
(b) 10 hellers.
(c) 50 hellers.
(d) 2 guilders.

5. Why does Yvette drink in the morning?
(a) Because she's ill.
(b) Because she's an alcoholic.
(c) Because she's depressed.
(d) Because she's bored.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Eilif's story, what does he do when the peasants have him cornered?

2. Why won't Swiss Cheese steal the money from the pay box?

3. What are the peasants Eilif attacks doing with their food?

4. Who does Eilif aspire to be like?

5. What solace does Mother Courage take from Swiss Cheese's job in the army?

(see the answer key)

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