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

2. What is so special about the capon Mother Courage tries to sell?
(a) It could live forever.
(b) It had many children.
(c) It was intelligent.
(d) It was magical.

3. Mother Courage calls Eilif her brave and ____ son.
(a) Arrogant.
(b) Clever.
(c) Stupid.
(d) Handsome.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Swiss Cheese takes after a _____ man.

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

3. People avoid Yvette like a ______ because they think she's sick.

4. What solace does Mother Courage take from Swiss Cheese's job in the army?

5. Why does Mother Courage think Eilif is in high favor of the commander?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Scene 6, how does the chaplain begin to see Mother Courage?

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

3. What is the debate over the legitimacy of the villagers?

4. What does the first soldier mean when he says "she made it"?

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

6. Does the chaplain see a difference between war and peace?

7. What has the chaplain's role shifted to by Scene 5?

8. What compels Kattrin to climb to the roof?

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

10. Why won't Swiss Cheese run off with the regiment's pay box?

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