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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. What does Claire invite her visitors to sit upon in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) A bench.
(b) A suitcase.
(c) A cask.
(d) A log.

2. What does Ill cry out after the vote in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) "No!"
(b) "Help me!"
(c) "My God!"
(d) "Murderers!"

3. What does the author claim that Claire does not represent in the play?
(a) The Marshall Plan.
(b) The Death Penalty.
(c) England.
(d) America.

4. What was Claire's father's name in the play?
(a) Godfrey Zisselman.
(b) Godfrey Heinman.
(c) Hildegen Wascher.
(d) Godfrey Wascher.

5. Where does Mrs. Ill tell the reporters her husband is in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Armenia.
(b) Kaffigen.
(c) Kalberstadt.
(d) Olberstadt.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Claire say you have husbands for in Act 3, Scene 3?

3. Who enters to speak to Claire in Act 3, Scene 1?

4. Why does the reporter ask the Mayor to redo the vote in Act 3, Scene 4?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the mayor tell Ill in Act 3, Scene 2 when offering him the gun?

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

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

5. What does Ill thank Claire for in Act 3, Scene 3?

6. What is revealed about the townspeople in the final scene of the play?

7. Why is the vote held twice in the final scene? Why do the reporters leave?

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

9. Who begins to tell the truth to the press in Act 3, Scene 2? Who stops him?

10. What is the author's point in writing the postscript?

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