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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. The Telegraph Boy says he has a message from whom?
(a) Henry.
(b) Mr. Antrobus.
(c) Gladys.
(d) Sabina's mother.

2. The Telegraph Boy sings a song celebrating what?
(a) Sabina's birthday.
(b) The Antrobus' anniversary.
(c) Mrs. Antrobus' birthday.
(d) The anniversary of their son's death.

3. Mr. Antrobus says that they are all covered in what, as the result of Henry's actions with the stone?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Shame.
(c) Blood.
(d) Guilt.

4. What was found, according to the announcement, with the inscription "From Eva to Adam"?
(a) A pocket watch.
(b) A wedding ring.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) A locket.

5. Gladys does not want her mom to go get things because she is what?
(a) Scared for her mother.
(b) Happy being with her mother.
(c) Happy to be with her family.
(d) Scared to be left alone.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Fortune Teller's speech she heckles the audience about letting what slip away from them?

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

3. What word does the Fortune Teller use to describe the flooding rain that is in humanity's future?

4. Where is Act 2, Part 1 set?

5. What food does Sabina make to feed the refugees?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What reason does "Henry" give for being filled with the desire to kill?

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

6. What announcement does the play begin with?

7. What request does Sabina make of the audience at the end of Act 1?

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

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

10. When Mrs. Antrobus says judges are of no use, how does Mr. Antrobus reply?

(see the answer keys)

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