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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 Sabina steps out of her character, she says that she _______ the play.
(a) Detests.
(b) Resents.
(c) Hates.
(d) Loves.

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

3. Mr. Antrobus debunks the accusations that in the moments before his birth he almost chose to be what?
(a) A bee.
(b) A bird.
(c) A dolphin.
(d) A dog.

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

5. What occupation does Mr. Antrobus give to Judge Moses?
(a) Law writer.
(b) Law historian.
(c) Lawmaker.
(d) Law breaker.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the stage directions, how old is the Telegraph Boy?

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

4. The Telegraph Boy sings a song celebrating what?

5. Mr. Antrobus is going to be late for dinner because he is busy developing what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the clear parallels between the story the Fortune Tellers tells and the Biblical story of Noah's Ark?

3. When Sabina begins to repeat her lines from Act 1, she breaks character and tells the audience what?

4. What do the refugees talk about before Mrs. Antrobus begins talking about her children?

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

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

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

8. What does Mr. Antrobus tell Mrs. Antrobus his plan is to save them from the cold?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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