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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Vanya come in to announce is going to happen during this second act?
(a) A tax audit.
(b) A storm.
(c) A soldier visit.
(d) A new baby.

3. Vanya says the Yelena is faithful in her marriage, but her faithfulness is _______________.
(a) The truth.
(b) Artificial.
(c) A duty.
(d) Wearing away.

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

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

6. Yelena promises Sonya she really did marry the Professor for __________, in conflict with Sonya's suspicions.
(a) Money.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Love.
(d) Partnership.

7. Who becomes angry when Vanya says they have decided to live at the house?
(a) The Professor.
(b) Marina.
(c) Telegin.
(d) Sonya.

8. What does Vanya's mother do as everyone else is talking during the scene after she enters?
(a) Sits in a corner and reads.
(b) Begins to settle the accounts.
(c) Cleans up the table.
(d) Starts making dinner.

9. What does the Professor think will happen if Vanya sits with him for a while?
(a) He will kill him.
(b) He will sing.
(c) He will just talk.
(d) He will play his guitar.

10. What is the country in which this play, "Uncle Vanya," is set?
(a) United States.
(b) Japan.
(c) China.
(d) Russia.

11. What does Astrov give as his excuse for quickly leaving when Sonya enters the room?
(a) He is supposed to make a phone call.
(b) He forgot his wallet.
(c) He's not wearing a tie.
(d) He doesn't want to see her.

12. Yelena says that she is a minor __________ in her husband's life, as well as feeling that way in her entire life.
(a) Help.
(b) Character.
(c) Supporter.
(d) Love.

13. Who comes in to open the window and let in the fresh air that blows after the storm?
(a) Vanya.
(b) The Professor.
(c) Telegin.
(d) Yelena.

14. Yelena and Sonya promise to be __________ again after many difficult weeks together.
(a) Sisters.
(b) Friends.
(c) Enemies.
(d) Partners.

15. Where does the Professor want Yelena to look for a particular book the following day?
(a) Bookstore.
(b) His study.
(c) A school.
(d) Library.

Short Answer Questions

1. Astrov gives his word to Sonya that he will not ___________ anymore as they are talking.

2. What do Yelena and Sonya share together as a way to celebrate their new friendship?

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

4. Who does the Professor think actually finds him the most offensive of anyone?

5. What is the Professor wearing when he enters the scene with his wife?

(see the answer keys)

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