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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What effect has Mother Courage had on the young soldier by the end of the scene?
(a) She has motivated him more.
(b) She has converted him to Christianity.
(c) She has had no effect.
(d) She has calmed him.

2. What does the young solder threaten he will do to the captain?
(a) Steal his wife.
(b) Sabotage the army.
(c) Murder him.
(d) Quit the army.

3. Who is saying Yvette is sick?
(a) The Cook.
(b) The soldiers.
(c) Everyone.
(d) Mother Courage.

4. What does Mother Courage live off of?
(a) War.
(b) Her children's labor.
(c) Her farm.
(d) Her musical talent.

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

6. What does Kattrin retrieve from the peasants' house?
(a) Photos.
(b) Money.
(c) A baby.
(d) Clothes.

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

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

9. How long has it been since Mother Courage has seen Eilif?
(a) 6 months.
(b) A decade.
(c) 2 years.
(d) 8 weeks.

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

11. Where does Scene 5 take place?
(a) Bavaria.
(b) Germany.
(c) Tunisia.
(d) Italy.

12. When Mother Courage sees Kattrin with the board, she calls her a ________.
(a) Lunatic.
(b) Idiot.
(c) Genius.
(d) Angel.

13. What regiment is Mother Courage's family from?
(a) Third Polish Regiment.
(b) First Finnish Regiment.
(c) Second Finnish Regiment.
(d) Second Polish Regiment.

14. People avoid Yvette like a ______ because they think she's sick.
(a) Tax collector.
(b) Prostitute.
(c) Stinking fish.
(d) Sewer.

15. When her mother doesn't help the peasants, why does Kattrin pick up the wooden board in the tent?
(a) To put out a fire.
(b) To bolt the door.
(c) To threaten her mother.
(d) To mend the house.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Yvette's first love?

2. Mother Courage tells Kattrin that ____ is a gift from God.

3. What does the sergeant predict Swiss Cheese's nationality is?

4. What does the sergeant claim is hypocritical of Mother Courage?

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

(see the answer keys)

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