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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. Sabina implies that Henry hit his older brother with what?
(a) A lamp.
(b) A knife.
(c) A rock.
(d) A ball.

2. During the Fortune Teller's speech she heckles the audience about letting what slip away from them?
(a) Their virtue.
(b) The main point.
(c) Their role.
(d) The past.

3. A society proclaiming the end of the world postponed it because they saw what?
(a) The light.
(b) The theater.
(c) The sunrise.
(d) The clouds.

4. How many old women are among the crowd of refugees at the Antrobus'?
(a) Nine.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Eleven.
(d) Ten.

5. What makes the announcement at the beginning of the play?
(a) Theater loudspeaker.
(b) The orchestra director.
(c) An usher.
(d) The stage manager.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus argue at the beginning of the play, what sticks its head through the window and complains about the cold?

2. Before the Telegraph Boy can come into the house, Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus do what?

3. After Sabina comes in with the news that Henry has thrown a stone at a neighbor, what appears on Henry's forehead?

4. Who slips past the barricade and comes into the house and becomes comfortable?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Antrobus tell Henry to put down the stone he is carrying?

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

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

4. Describe the set in the beginning of Act 3.

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

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

7. What announcement does the play begin with?

8. What roles do the stand-ins play?

9. What does Mrs. Antrobus tell Henry and Gladys to do when Mr. Antrobus comes home from his hard day at work?

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

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