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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. Man One says that every bridesmaid was a what in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) A princess.
(b) A queen.
(c) Film starlet.
(d) A millionairess.

2. Where is tea being served to the ladies after the vote in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Ill's shop.
(b) The City Park.
(c) The Golden Apple.
(d) Petermen's Barn.

3. Where does Act 3, Scene 2 take place?
(a) The church.
(b) Town Hall.
(c) The Golden Apple.
(d) Ill's shop.

4. The author in the postscript says that under the circumstances of the play he is not sure of what?
(a) He'd have committed suicide.
(b) He wouldn't have left.
(c) He would have stayed.
(d) He would have acted differently.

5. What does the Schoolmaster claim is the root of much evil in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Money.
(b) Power.
(c) Greed.
(d) Poverty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Ill's son bought in Act 3, Scene 3?

2. In the postscript, how does the author say he considers himself in comparison to the characters of the play?

3. What does Claire tell her visitors they are covered in in Act 3, Scene 1?

4. What is the name of the factory in the town which is mentioned in Act 3, Scene 1?

5. To whom was Claire's shortest marriage?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Durrenmatt say regarding the setting of the play?

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

4. What plea do the visitors make to Claire in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

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

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

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

9. What does the author suggest the play resembles in the postscript?

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

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