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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. That author claims in the postscript that "nothing could harm this comedy with a tragic end more than ______."
(a) Heavy seriousness.
(b) The avant-garde.
(c) Postmodernism.
(d) Stylization.

2. What is Mrs. Ill referring to when she says in Act 3, "They're in fashion today"?
(a) High collars.
(b) Large hair.
(c) Large breasts.
(d) High heels.

3. The inscription which descends in Act 3, Scene 4 reads, "Life is Serious, ____ Serene."
(a) Tapestry.
(b) Art.
(c) Love.
(d) Beauty.

4. The author states that producers and directors of the play will likely come nearest the mark of its intention if they approach it in the style of what?
(a) Classical Shakespeare.
(b) Folk-plays.
(c) Greek tragedy.
(d) Brechtian performance.

5. The author writes in the postscript that Ill's family is not wicked, only what?
(a) Greedy.
(b) Just.
(c) Poverty-stricken.
(d) Weak.

6. What kind of car does Hoby have?
(a) A Cadillac.
(b) A Mercedes.
(c) A BMW.
(d) A Porsche.

7. Who tries to speak up to the reporters in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) The Mayor.
(b) The Schoolmaster.
(c) The Policeman.
(d) Ill.

8. How much does the painter charge Mrs. Ill for the painting in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) 30 pounds.
(b) 35 pounds.
(c) 50 pounds.
(d) 10 pounds.

9. Where was the Schoolmaster offered a job in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Stockholm College.
(b) Humboldt University.
(c) Kalberstadt College.
(d) Kaffigen College.

10. Who does Ill tell the Priest to pray for in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Himself.
(b) Guellen.
(c) Claire.
(d) His family.

11. Where has Claire sent Hoby in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) China.
(b) Hong Kong.
(c) Geiselgasteig.
(d) Italy.

12. What does Claire invite her visitors to sit upon in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) A cask.
(b) A log.
(c) A bench.
(d) A suitcase.

13. What does Claire say you have husbands for in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Display purposes.
(b) Fur coats.
(c) Useful agendas.
(d) Money.

14. Who does the Schoolmaster say he is an admirer of in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Plato.
(b) Cato.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Bach.

15. What does the author state that Ill ultimately receives in the end of the play?
(a) Justice.
(b) Humiliation.
(c) Redemption.
(d) Greatness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ill cry out after the vote in Act 3, Scene 4?

2. Who does not raise a hand in the vote in Act 3, Scene 4?

3. Where is tea being served to the ladies after the vote in Act 3, Scene 4?

4. In the postscript, the author writes that he has portrayed action and not what?

5. What does the author claim must not be overlooked in the character of Claire?

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