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

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

3. Why won't Swiss Cheese steal the money from the pay box?
(a) He is too honest and simple.
(b) His mother told him not to.
(c) There isn't any money.
(d) It is locked.

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

5. What does Mother Courage run with through the bombardment, giving her her nickname?
(a) Fifty loaves of bread.
(b) Medical supplies.
(c) Her children.
(d) An important message.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the chaplain call Kattrin?

2. What does the clerk know about Mother Courage?

3. Why is Mother Courage angry with Eilif after he attacks the peasants?

4. Where in the world is Mother Courage's family from?

5. How long must Mother Courage wait to make her complaint to the captain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mother Courage continue to talk with the sergeant and recruiting officer even though they are trying to recruit her sons into the army?

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

3. In "Mother Courage" is it possible to gain without losing?

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

5. Is "nothing sacred" to Kattrin in the lieutenant's opinion?

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

7. How brave is Kattrin?

8. What affect does Mother Courage's performance of "The Song of Great Capitulation" have?

9. How does Mother Courage get her name?

10. Why does the cook not want Kattrin to come to Utrecht?

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