Mother Courage and Her Children Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What solace does Mother Courage take from Swiss Cheese's job in the army?
(a) He meets nice girls.
(b) He earns good money.
(c) He doesn't fight.
(d) He is well respected.

2. Mother Courage calls Eilif her brave and ____ son.
(a) Handsome.
(b) Arrogant.
(c) Clever.
(d) Stupid.

3. What does the recruiting officer offer Eilif if he joins the army?
(a) His friendship.
(b) Women.
(c) Eternal life.
(d) Money and fame.

4. What does the recruiting officer think the army needs?
(a) Books.
(b) Food.
(c) Women soldiers.
(d) Discipline.

5. What does Mother Courage compare mixing the slips of paper in the helmet to?
(a) A mother's womb.
(b) Clouds.
(c) Dust in the wind.
(d) A garden.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is so special about the capon Mother Courage tries to sell?

2. Why does Mother Courage claim her price is a good one for a bird at this time?

3. Why does the recruiting officer say you can't take a man's word anymore?

4. In the commander's opinion, what does Eilif still believe in?

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

(see the answer key)

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