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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. From what language is The Visit translated?
(a) Spanish.
(b) German.
(c) French.
(d) Swiss.

2. Who says in Act 2, Scene 3, "I don't know what you're trying to do. It's up to you to go. Just get on the train"?
(a) The Mayor.
(b) Ill's wife.
(c) The Priest.
(d) The Policeman.

3. Who buys Cognac in Ill's store?
(a) Nielsen.
(b) Helmesberger.
(c) Brygman.
(d) Fritzman.

4. Upon whose arrival are the townspeople awaiting in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Julie's.
(b) Jacob's.
(c) Ill's.
(d) Claire's.

5. Who first calls out to Ill in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) The Policeman.
(b) Ill's wife.
(c) The Priest.
(d) The Mayor.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 3, what does Ill note that the townspeople are all owning new?

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

3. Where had Louis Perch emigrated to?

4. Where did the millionairess found a hospital?

5. What does the Priest tell Ill to do when he flings himself on him in Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reaction to Ill's points in Act 2, Scene 3? How do they blockade him?

2. What are the townspeople awaiting in the beginning of the play? Why?

3. How does the theme of denial progress in the townspeople through Act 2?

4. Who comes looking for money in Act 1, Scene 1? Who do the townspeople blame for their situation?

5. In Act 2, Scene 1, is the town already set to kill Ill? What is his principle concern?

6. What does Ill believe has caused the change in the townspeople in Act 2, Scene 1?

7. What does Ill notice about the customer purchases in Act 2, Scene 1?

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

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

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

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