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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. Which character is unassisted at the beginning of Act 1?
(a) Carr.
(b) Joyce.
(c) Lenin.
(d) Tzara.

2. From what object is Tzara drawing slips of paper in the beginning of the play?
(a) A cub.
(b) A hat.
(c) A folder.
(d) His jacket.

3. In what country were Joyce and his wife when the war started?
(a) France.
(b) Switzerland.
(c) Austro-Hungary.
(d) Belgium.

4. What decision by Russia's provincial government enrages the Soviets in this section?
(a) It signs a nonaggression treaty with Serbia.
(b) It stays involved in the war.
(c) It arrests the Bolshevik leadership.
(d) It gives amnesty to the czar and his family.

5. What news does Nadya deliver to Lenin in the beginning of the play?
(a) She is pregnant.
(b) The czar has abdicated.
(c) The revolution has begun in St. Petersburg.
(d) Trotsky has been exiled from Russia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character shushes the other characters onstage in the first scene of the play?

2. As what does Carr theorize that Tzara is trying to pass?

3. Which of the following figures is not among the attendees Carr jokingly names for the Social Democrats for Civil War in Europe meeting?

4. What objects are inadvertently interposed int he beginning of the play?

5. To what symbol of nonviolence does Carr compare Switzerland in his monologue?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of Gwen and Joyce's visit in the limerick scene?

2. Why does Cecily believe the British are unusually bumbling in their spying on Lenin?

3. Describe Joyce's falling out with Carr.

4. What is the last straw for Gwen and Cecily regarding Tzara and Carr?

5. How does Henry Carr change at the end of his monologue?

6. How does Joyce convince Carr to take the role of Algernon?

7. How is Lenin surprised by the Russian Revolution?

8. What is the reason for Cecily's coming to Gwen's house?

9. How did Tristan Tzara discover the word Dada?

10. Why does Cecily think Henry Carr is someone else?

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