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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. The Policeman tells Ill that the proposal made by Claire is what?
(a) A joke.
(b) A treachery.
(c) A mistake.
(d) A felony.

2. How old is Ill in The Visit?
(a) 85.
(b) 65.
(c) 95.
(d) 75.

3. What does Ill accuse the townspeople of doing in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Crowding him.
(b) Kidnapping him.
(c) Bribing him.
(d) Smothering him.

4. What does the Priest say the townspeople are doing in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Preparing his coffin.
(b) Affirming life.
(c) Waiting to kill him.
(d) Enjoying life.

5. What does Claire say may be reintroduced to the town upon meeting the Priest?
(a) The death penalty.
(b) The school system.
(c) The hospital.
(d) The museum.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the town bailiff in the play?

2. Along with Louis Perch, who was the other witness who testified in court many years ago?

3. What do the townspeople tell Ill in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. In Act 2, Scene 3, who is playing music?

5. What is Claire's 8th husband's occupation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the priest's opinion of Ill's problems in Act 2?

2. What does Ill say to Claire in his attempts to woo her in the Village Wood? How does she respond?

3. How does Claire explain the justification for her offer to the town of Guellen at the end of Act 1?

4. Why does Claire go to the Village Wood? What is revealed in her first visit there?

5. How does the mayor end his conversation with Ill in Act 2, Scene 2?

6. What does Ill come to notice about the appearance of his customers in Act 2, Scene 1? What is their reply?

7. How does Act 2, Scene 3 illustrate the theme of denial?

8. What does Claire ask to tour in the town? What do the townspeople note about her presence?

9. Describe the foreshadowing which takes place in Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2 in Claire's questioning.

10. What does Ill realize in his conversation with the mayor in Act 2, Scene 2?

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