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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sonya complains that Vanya has been living on his ___________ while she's been working herself to exhaustion.
(a) Illusions.
(b) Inheritance.
(c) Pain.
(d) Gripes.

2. _________ admits that he is a vile man, even more so when he is drunk.
(a) Astrov.
(b) Vanya.
(c) Telegin.
(d) The Professor.

3. Vanya notes that he and _________ have slaved for the Professor to keep the farm running profitably.
(a) Maria.
(b) Marina.
(c) Sonya.
(d) Yelena.

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

5. ____________ once had an attack of conscience when he was operating on a patient, thinking that the patient's death was his fault.
(a) The Professor.
(b) Astrov.
(c) Telegin.
(d) Vanya.

6. Vanya notes that he used to idolize _________, though he does not anymore.
(a) The Professor.
(b) Karl Marx.
(c) Astrov.
(d) Josef Stalin.

7. What do Yelena and Sonya share together as a way to celebrate their new friendship?
(a) Wine.
(b) Bread.
(c) Tea.
(d) Clothes.

8. Who complains they have had just about enough of the Professor?
(a) Marina.
(b) Maria.
(c) Vanya.
(d) Yelena.

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

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

11. __________ says that a woman can only be a friend once they have been an acquaintance and then a mistress.
(a) The Professor.
(b) Vanya.
(c) Astrov.
(d) Telegin.

12. When Yelena talks to Vanya about his quarreling ways, he starts talks about her ___________.
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Superficiality.
(c) Laziness.
(d) Feminine wiles.

13. ________ could have proposed marriage to Yelena before she met her current husband, though he did not.
(a) Vanya.
(b) The Professor.
(c) Astrov.
(d) Telegin.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. A workman enters the scene and asks for _________ as they need him at the factory.

3. What does Yelena notice as Vanya is talking so she sends him off to bed?

4. Vanya says that Yelena is his __________ which is why he is so miserable.

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

(see the answer keys)

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