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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mother Courage feel it's unfortunate that the commander died?
(a) Because he was a good man.
(b) Because he might have had special plans.
(c) Because he was so young.
(d) Because he had a family.

2. Why does Mother Courage leave the farmhouse at the end of the play?
(a) To go back to business.
(b) To escape a bounty hunter.
(c) To find food.
(d) To pray for Swiss Cheese.

3. Where is Mother Courage going at the end of the play?
(a) Home.
(b) To follow the regiment.
(c) Utrecht.
(d) Bavaria.

4. Why does Kattrin go to the roof?
(a) To look at stars.
(b) To jump off.
(c) To warn the peasants.
(d) To get some perspective.

5. In her dreams, where does Mother Courage see herself pulling her cart?
(a) Through heaven and hell.
(b) Through a battle.
(c) Home.
(d) In a forest.

6. What does the voice from the house offer to the cook?
(a) Soup.
(b) A place to sleep.
(c) Clean clothes.
(d) Advice.

7. What does the cook call the chaplain when they fight over Mother Courage?
(a) A fool.
(b) A windbag.
(c) A stud.
(d) A hero.

8. According to the cook, what kind of reward can one get for virtue?
(a) A place in heaven.
(b) Good luck.
(c) Money.
(d) None.

9. Before she leaves the peasants' farmhouse, what does Mother Courage get for Kattrin from the wagon?
(a) Fresh clothes.
(b) Her doll.
(c) Flowers.
(d) A cloth.

10. How does Mother Courage see the chaplain?
(a) As a fool.
(b) As a father figure.
(c) As a helping hand.
(d) As a potential husband.

11. Why is Eilif being killed?
(a) He is a lazy soldier.
(b) He stole the Chief's wife.
(c) He attacked peasants.
(d) He's a traitor.

12. Why won't the young peasant help the soldiers in Scene 11?
(a) They are Catholic.
(b) They smell bad.
(c) They will wake the baby.
(d) They didn't ask nicely.

13. How does Yvette look after all these years when she rejoins Mother Courage?
(a) Fat.
(b) Old.
(c) Strong.
(d) Beautiful.

14. Who passes by the farmhouse and Mother Courage follows and exits for the last time?
(a) A man she recognizes.
(b) Some priests.
(c) A regiment.
(d) A family.

15. Why do the poor need courage?
(a) They're lost.
(b) They're doomed.
(c) They're weak.
(d) They're going to fight.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the soldiers silence Kattrin?

2. Who does Yvette marry?

3. Why can't the peasants go to town the night the soldiers come to their farmhouse?

4. What does Mother Courage live off of?

5. The soldiers threaten Kattrin by saying if she doesn't stop her commotion they will smash ______.

(see the answer keys)

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