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

2. What is moving into America at the beginning of the play?
(a) A tidal wave.
(b) A desert.
(c) A wall of ice.
(d) A lot of sand.

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

4. How long does Mrs. Antrobus say she has been married to Mr. Antrobus?
(a) 50 years.
(b) 500 years.
(c) 5,000 years.
(d) 5 years.

5. What does Mrs. Antrobus do when she sees the man who spread the story about Mr. Antrobus wanting to be a fish?
(a) Walk away.
(b) Lose her temper.
(c) Ignore him.
(d) Drops her bag.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Homer sings a ballad, Moses recited from the Bible in what language?

2. Mr. Antrobus says that they are all covered in what, as the result of Henry's actions with the stone?

3. What is one of the most notable inventions of Mrs. Antrobus?

4. What is the name of Mrs. Antrobus' other son?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Henry's appearance in Act 3 when he sees Sabina.

3. Why does Mr. Antrobus think that having a doctor in a group of refugees at his house is a good idea?

4. While Sabina and Mrs. Antrobus are blockading the door, what are the dinosaur and mammoth doing?

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

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

7. What roles do the stand-ins play?

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

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

10. When does the true reconciliation for Henry and Mr. Antrobus occur?

(see the answer keys)

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