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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. _________ complains about how there is nothing else to talk about, nothing new to talk about.
(a) The Professor.
(b) Vanya.
(c) Telegin.
(d) Sonya.

2. A workman enters the scene and asks for _________ as they need him at the factory.
(a) Astrov.
(b) Vanya.
(c) Telegin.
(d) The Professor.

3. The Professor believes that as he grows older he is becoming more ___________ to himself and to others.
(a) Boring.
(b) Burdensome.
(c) Offensive.
(d) Stuffy.

4. Where does the Professor feel serious pain when he wakes up from his sleep?
(a) Elbow.
(b) Head.
(c) Stomach.
(d) Leg.

5. Astrov admits to Vanya that he came back to the house in order to see which character?
(a) Maria.
(b) Marina.
(c) Yelena.
(d) Sonya.

6. Astrov returns, now wearing a __________ and a tie when Sonya tells him to have a drink.
(a) Military jacket.
(b) Sweater.
(c) Undershirt.
(d) Waistcoat.

7. Yelena suggests that being with Vanya would ____________ as Vanya just wants to possess her.
(a) Bore her.
(b) Lead to children.
(c) Help her.
(d) Destroy her.

8. Astrov predicts that by the time it stops ______________, the horse and carriage will be ready.
(a) Snowing.
(b) Blowing.
(c) Raining.
(d) Hailing.

9. ___________ interrupts Astrov's speech by saying that he still uses wood in his outhouses and fireplaces.
(a) Sonya.
(b) Vanya.
(c) Yelena.
(d) Marina.

10. Who plays on the guitar during this scene as Maria reads the piece of paper?
(a) Vanya.
(b) Telegin.
(c) Astrov.
(d) The Professor.

11. Vanya believes that all of his feelings, including those he has for __________ are being wasted.
(a) Marina.
(b) Maria.
(c) Sonya.
(d) Yelena.

12. Astrov and Vanya both comment on the beauty of ___________ as well as on the overcoat of the Professor.
(a) Yelena.
(b) Sonya.
(c) Maria.
(d) Marina.

13. __________ is dozing in chair by a window as Yelena dozes nearby at the beginning of this scene.
(a) Vanya.
(b) Telegin.
(c) Astrov.
(d) The Professor.

14. What does Astrov ask the worker to fetch for him before they head out the door?
(a) A hot dinner.
(b) Coffee.
(c) Tea.
(d) Vodka.

15. What does Astrov joke about during this opening scene, saying that it is oversized?
(a) Moustache.
(b) Sweater.
(c) Scarf.
(d) Mug.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sonya sends Marina off to deal with some of the _____________.

2. Where is the beginning of Act Two set as the play opens again?

3. Who comes in to remind the Professor that he asked to see Astrov?

4. Who notes that the Professor is fine as she sips her tea after Astrov points out he came to see the Professor?

5. Who makes an exclamation which keeps Telegin and Sonya stay outside?

(see the answer keys)

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