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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal whispers in "The Song of Great Capitulation"?
(a) A snake.
(b) A bird.
(c) A cat.
(d) A beaver.

2. Why does the first soldier want brandy?
(a) Because he's bored.
(b) Because he's an alcoholic.
(c) Because it's free.
(d) Because he missed the plunder.

3. What religion are the peasants?
(a) Protestant.
(b) Episcopalian.
(c) Christian.
(d) Jewish.

4. What would it look like if Mother Courage backed out on her complaint to the captain?
(a) She has a bad conscience.
(b) She is indifferent to bullying.
(c) She doesn't care about her children.
(d) She is a bad businesswoman.

5. What does the sergeant claim is hypocritical of Mother Courage?
(a) She is a bad businesswoman.
(b) She is mean.
(c) She doesn't care about her children.
(d) She is afraid of war.

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

7. Mother Courage tells Kattrin that ____ is a gift from God.
(a) Good sense.
(b) Courage.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Dumbness.

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

9. Why does Kattrin get very anxious while the injured peasants are in her tent?
(a) Because the peasants need linen.
(b) Because soldier's are approaching.
(c) Because her mother is being verbally attacked.
(d) Because the chaplain is flirting with her.

10. When Eilif wants to join the army, Mother Courage tells him he's never happy until he's _______.
(a) In a fight.
(b) Making money.
(c) Causing problems.
(d) Embarrassing his brother.

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

12. Where does Swiss Cheese plan to hide the pay box?
(a) In another tent.
(b) Under some clothes.
(c) Under the mattress.
(d) In his bag.

13. What does Mother Courage rub on Kattrin's face to hide her beauty?
(a) Paint.
(b) Food.
(c) Ashes.
(d) Mud.

14. What does the sergeant predict Swiss Cheese's nationality is?
(a) Swiss.
(b) Chinese.
(c) German.
(d) French.

15. What is Mother Courage's advice to Kattrin about soldiers?
(a) They have diseases.
(b) Never to marry one.
(c) They will make good husbands.
(d) They are too romantic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Kattrin's father from?

2. Why does Mother Courage tear slips of paper?

3. What kind of rage does Mother Courage think the young soldier has?

4. What is the sergeant's problem with peace?

5. What does Mother Courage run with through the bombardment, giving her her nickname?

(see the answer keys)

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