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Maria von Trapp
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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 Maria suggests the children wear play-suits, what does the Baroness say?
(a) The Captain wants his children to be dressed neatly.
(b) The children should be studying, not playing.
(c) The Captain has already ordered play-suits for all the children.
(d) Play-suits are for peasants, not upper-class children.

2. When Maria returns to Salzburg after her kidney stone surgery, what does the family receive?
(a) A surprise visitor.
(b) A special delivery of chocolate truffles.
(c) An angry letter from a neighbor.
(d) A long distance phone call.

3. On the ship bound from London to the United States, Maria learns English by:
(a) Reading English novels.
(b) Studying her Austrian-English dictionary.
(c) Hiring an English tutor.
(d) Having Americans name everything on the ship.

4. Maria feels hurt whenever Americans call her and her family what?
(a) Poor refugees.
(b) A family with no home.
(c) That Austrian family.
(d) Singing oddities.

5. When the family is invited to perform at a diplomatic reception for dignitaries in Austria, what do they decide?
(a) They must sew new clothes for the occasion.
(b) It would be an honor.
(c) They're out of their league.
(d) They need to liven up their performance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens after the von Trapps' visitor visas expire?

2. Why does Maria feel it's all right for the family to sing on radio?

3. What is the "American Farmer?"

4. In addition to celebrating birthdays in their Austrian villa, what does the family celebrate?

5. Where are the von Trapps when war breaks out in 1939?

Short Essay Questions

1. On the ship bound for America, how does Maria learn English?

2. How often does the Trapp family sing at their villa?

3. What is the "American Farmer?"

4. How does Father Wasner come into the von Trapps' lives?

5. Why does Maria feel uncomfortable when she first arrives at the Trapp Villa?

6. After Maria returns home from her kidney stone procedure, the family gets a long distance call. What information do they receive during this call?

7. After Maria and Georg marry, the family settles into a routine. Describe their typical evening.

8. What does Maria learn about the Captain from the mansion's head of staff, the Baroness?

9. How does the family help take care of the new baby after Johannes is born?

10. Describe the von Trapps' experience of being imprisoned at Ellis Island.

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