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

2. What does the Schoolmaster claim the town is "not" moved by in its actions in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Greed.
(b) Motivation.
(c) Justice.
(d) Money.

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

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

5. What does Claire say of Sunshine Square in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) She is going to buy it.
(b) She is renovating it.
(c) She burned it down.
(d) She owns it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author compare the character of Claire to in the postscript?

2. The author in the postscript says that under the circumstances of the play he is not sure of what?

3. The author claims in the postscript that he has depicted people in the play and not what?

4. The author claims that the events only take their decisive turn during the scene where?

5. Who speaks up with questions when Ill takes the stage at the town meeting in Act 3, Scene 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is absurd about the proposition made to Claire in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. In Act 3, Scene 2, how do the townspeople view Ill?

3. How does Act 3, Scene 3 change the tone of the play and the reader's view of the main characters?

4. What are Claire's final words to Ill in Act 3, Scene 3?

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

6. How is Claire's love of power revealed in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

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

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

10. How does Durrenmatt say he relates to the characters of the play in the postscript?

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