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

2. Where do Claire and Ill meet in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) The Golden Apple.
(b) Petersen's Barn.
(c) Konrad's Village Wood.
(d) Ill's store.

3. Who does Claire say her ninth husband reminds her of in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Count Zisselman.
(b) The Duke of Earle.
(c) Count Holk.
(d) Count Alexander.

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, the Schoolmaster says, "For what would be the sense of wealth, which created not a wealth of ____?"
(a) Greed.
(b) Money.
(c) Grace.
(d) Redemption.

5. The author in the postscript says the characters speak as befits what in the final scene?
(a) The rich.
(b) The guilty.
(c) The ancient.
(d) The absurd.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is speaking at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 4?

2. Man One says that every bridesmaid was a what in Act 3, Scene 2?

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

4. Who has performed guest shows at the town auditorium?

5. To whom was Claire's shortest marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the child of Ill and Claire die?

2. Who has arrived in the town in Act 3, Scene 2? What is the townspeople's concern about this?

3. What does Claire respond to the offer in Act 3, Scene 1?

4. What does Durrenmatt say in reference to allegory or symbolism in the postscript?

5. Who meets Claire in Act 3, Scene 1? Why?

6. What is the outcome of the vote in Act 3, Scene 4? How do the townspeople justify it?

7. What does Claire reveal to her guests in Act 3, Scene 1 regarding Guellen?

8. Where does Ill meet Claire in Act 3, Scene 3? Who is she with?

9. What takes place in the climax of the play? Where is this scene located?

10. What does Durrenmatt mean regarding "not imposing excessive meaning" in the postscript?

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