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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 Mrs. Antrobus allows the Telegraph Boy into the house, she asks him if he has something to do. What is it?
(a) Keep them warm.
(b) Cook over the fire.
(c) Light the fire.
(d) Open a message.

2. When Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus argue at the beginning of the play, what sticks its head through the window and complains about the cold?
(a) The horse.
(b) The mammoth.
(c) The dog.
(d) The dinosaur.

3. Mrs. Antrobus says that she does not believe that sleeping with a window open is what?
(a) Necessary.
(b) Harmful.
(c) Healthy.
(d) Painful.

4. When Mr. Antrobus tells Mrs. Antrobus that a sign is a storm signal of rain, what does Mrs. Antrobus go to find?
(a) Umbrellas.
(b) Raincoats.
(c) Jackets.
(d) Bags.

5. Mr. Antrobus is going to be late for dinner because he is busy developing what?
(a) Multiplication tables.
(b) The wheel.
(c) Calculus.
(d) Medicine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sabina doesn't want to go outside to borrow some fire because she says it is too what?

2. Sabina says that a few years ago, everyone got through what event, "by the skin of our teeth"?

3. How many weeks notice does Sabina give Mrs. Antrobus?

4. Sabina retracts her resignation because she loves the ________ of life with the Antrobuses.

5. Why does Mr. Antrobus say it will be good to have a doctor around?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mrs. Antrobus and Gladys greet Henry in Act 3, what do they say?

2. How does Mrs. Antrobus describe a woman's quest for marriage?

3. What do Mr. Antrobus and Henry represent during their confrontation?

4. What does Sabina speak about in her monologue at the beginning of the play?

5. Why does Gladys hold her baby to the sky?

6. Why does Mr. Antrobus vow to continue fighting Henry?

7. What does Sabina talk about while books are being handed to her through the trap door?

8. Sabina breaks character to stop the scene when Henry reaches out to strangle Mr. Antrobus. What does she say?

9. Why does Sabina not want to play out the seduction scene?

10. Why does Sabina not want to go borrow some fire?

(see the answer keys)

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