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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. Where does Mrs. Antrobus send the children so that she can talk to Mr. Antrobus alone?
(a) Their rooms.
(b) The study.
(c) The playroom.
(d) The kitchen.

2. What does Mrs. Antrobus quote while Henry quotes the multiplication tables?
(a) Biblical story of destruction.
(b) Biblical story of flood.
(c) Biblical story or repentance.
(d) Biblical story of creation.

3. Where is Act 2, Part 1 set?
(a) Las Vegas.
(b) New York.
(c) Atlantic City.
(d) The Boardwalk.

4. Where do the Antrobus' live?
(a) New Connecticut.
(b) New Hampshire.
(c) New York.
(d) New Jersey.

5. 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 mammoth.
(b) The dog.
(c) The dinosaur.
(d) The horse.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Sabina steps out of her character, she says that she _______ the play.

2. How many old women are among the crowd of refugees at the Antrobus'?

3. What is moving into America at the beginning of the play?

4. Mr. Antrobus tells Sabina to make a giant pot of what, when the refugees appear?

5. Sabina won a beauty contest judged by whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is in the message Mrs. Antrobus puts in the bottle?

6. What does Mr. Antrobus say that he used to imagine during the war?

7. What is the emptiness that Mr. Antrobus admits to?

8. What are the most important achievements for Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus, according to the loudspeaker announcement?

9. What does Sabina say when she steps out of character for the first time?

10. What does Mrs. Antrobus say will make her happy at the convention?

(see the answer keys)

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