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

2. Where in the world is Mother Courage's family from?
(a) Holland.
(b) Bavaria.
(c) America.
(d) France.

3. Why don't the peasants stay out of the line of fire when the Catholic soldiers attack their farm?
(a) To protect their farm.
(b) They were surprised.
(c) They thought it was a joke.
(d) They have a death wish.

4. When Kattrin puts on Yvette's clothes, what about Yvette does she imitate?
(a) Her blank face.
(b) Her manly walk.
(c) Her batting eyelashes.
(d) Her sexy walk.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Mother Courage calls Eilif her brave and ____ son.

3. Why does the chaplain need linen?

4. What bible passage does the chaplain quote after Eilif's story?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Earlier in the play, would we have expected Mother Courage to go with the cook? Why/how has she changed?

2. What issue does the sergeant have with peace?

3. When Mother Courage refuses to help the peasant family, has Kattrin's defiance of her mother escalated?

4. Has Mother Courage learned anything by the end of the play?

5. Will the war end now that the commander is dead?

6. What do the sergeant and recruiting officer think the benefit of war is?

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

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

9. Why is Mother Courage frantic to dress Kattrin more modestly and smear ashes on her face?

10. Why does Mother Courage claim 60 hellers is a good deal for a cabon?

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