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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 Gladys returns with Mr. Antrobus' slippers, she begs him to do what?
(a) Sing to her just once.
(b) Look at her just once.
(c) Praise her just once.
(d) Teach her something just once.

2. Who slips past the barricade and comes into the house and becomes comfortable?
(a) The dinosaur and the mammoth.
(b) The dog and the horse.
(c) The horse and the dinosaur.
(d) The mammoth and the dog.

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

4. Homer shares his name with a poet from what time period?
(a) Ancient Greece.
(b) Ancient Egypt.
(c) Ancient China.
(d) Ancient America.

5. According to the stage directions, how old is the Telegraph Boy?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Ten.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the occupations of the old women who are refugees?

2. Who does Mrs. Antrobus send to fetch Mr. Antrobus' slippers after he orders the fires put out?

3. What was found, according to the announcement, with the inscription "From Eva to Adam"?

4. Act 2 begins with an announcement by whom (or what)?

5. Gladys does not want her mom to go get things because she is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Gladys and Mrs. Antrobus emerge from the trap door, what does Mrs. Antrobus comment on as being different?

2. What is Henry shouting about, in his sleep, while Mr. Antrobus listens to him?

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

4. Why does the Fortune Teller tell Sabina to stop being foolish and to go away?

5. What are the accusations leveled at Mr. Antrobus that he debunks in his speech to the international society of mammals?

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

7. Who gets on the boat with Mr. Antrobus?

8. Mr. Antrobus acknowledges that every good thing in the world is what?

9. What does Mr. Antrobus do when he comes home from his day at work?

10. What is Mrs. Antrobus' reaction when Mr. Antrobus tells her that he is leaving her?

(see the answer keys)

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