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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mother Courage decide to do at the end of the scene?
(a) Defend the young soldier's complaint.
(b) Complain to someone else.
(c) Not complain.
(d) Join the army.

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

3. What is Swiss Cheese's real name?
(a) Eilif.
(b) Victor.
(c) Feyos.
(d) Henry.

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

5. What is the first soldier wearing?
(a) A silk scarf.
(b) A leather jacket.
(c) A top hat.
(d) A fur coat.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Mother Courage try to sell the capon to the Cook for?

2. What isn't Mother Courage lending out to soldiers when the Catholic soldiers invade the camp?

3. Some time after Swiss Cheese has been killed, why is Mother Courage going to complain to the captain?

4. What would it look like if Mother Courage backed out on her complaint to the captain?

5. When Kattrin puts on Yvette's clothes, what about Yvette does she imitate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does "Mother Courage" end with Mother Courage pulling her cart and singing?

2. In Mother Courage's opinion, why is being seated not revolting?

3. Does Mother Courage think Kattrin will have an easy life as a wife?

4. How does Mother Courage get her name?

5. Why is Mother Courage initially upset when she finds out the war is over?

6. How brave is Kattrin?

7. Why does the cook want Mother Courage to come to Utrecht with him?

8. Why does Mother Courage sing "The Song of Great Capitulation" to calm the young soldier?

9. Is Mother Courage angry with Eilif for taking the oxen from the peasants?

10. Why does Kattrin refuse to come out of the wagon through Scene 8?

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