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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Astrov says that he drinks because __________ is a dull, stupid, dirty business.
(a) Marriage.
(b) School.
(c) Family.
(d) Life.

4. What time does Yelena tell the Professor it is after he wakes up and she wakes up too?
(a) After midnight.
(b) 3:00 a.m.
(c) Almost dawn.
(d) Time to eat.

5. What does the Professor wonder aloud as he is waking up and talking to Yelena?
(a) Why he is short of breath.
(b) Why he can not move.
(c) Why he is so old.
(d) Why she loves him.

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

7. Astrov becomes lost in a memory of the community in which there was an epidemic of ___________.
(a) Flu.
(b) Ebola.
(c) Typhoid.
(d) AIDS.

8. Vanya says that Yelena is his __________ which is why he is so miserable.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Lover.
(c) Friend.
(d) Partner.

9. What does Sonya reveal that the Astrov does every year and that he has been recognized for doing?
(a) Open his home to orphans.
(b) Giving money to the poor.
(c) Feeding people.
(d) Planting new trees.

10. Astrov talks to Sonya and tells her that he sees his life as a dark ___________.
(a) Train.
(b) Ship.
(c) Forest.
(d) Cave.

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

12. ___________ sees that Vanya is drunk and tells him it's unfitting for someone his age.
(a) Marina.
(b) Yelena.
(c) Maria.
(d) Sonya.

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

14. ___________ tells Vanya he should spend more time creating harmony and reconciliation.
(a) Telegin.
(b) Marina.
(c) Yelena.
(d) Astrov.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Vanya's mother do as everyone else is talking during the scene after she enters?

2. ____________ once had an attack of conscience when he was operating on a patient, thinking that the patient's death was his fault.

3. ___________ interrupts Astrov's speech by saying that he still uses wood in his outhouses and fireplaces.

4. What does Telegin bring with him as he and Astrov return home, slightly drunk?

5. ________ tells Sonya he will not listen to any phone calls from the Professor anymore.

(see the answer keys)

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