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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. ____________ 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) Vanya.
(c) Astrov.
(d) Telegin.

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

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

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

5. What does the Professor ask Sonya to pass him, after which he says she's given him the wrong stuff?
(a) Journal.
(b) Newspaper.
(c) Medicine.
(d) Book.

6. What is Marina knitting when the scene opens during the first act of the play?
(a) Stocking.
(b) Sweater.
(c) Scarf.
(d) Pot holder.

7. Who does the Professor think actually finds him the most offensive of anyone?
(a) Astrov.
(b) Telegin.
(c) Vanya.
(d) Yelena.

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

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

10. Where is the beginning of Act Two set as the play opens again?
(a) The dining room.
(b) Outside.
(c) The bedroom.
(d) The office.

11. Yelena says that Astrov is right, people don't just destroy forests, they also destroy ____________.
(a) Society.
(b) Other people.
(c) Dreams.
(d) Money.

12. Who makes an exclamation which keeps Telegin and Sonya stay outside?
(a) Marina.
(b) Maria.
(c) Astrov.
(d) Vanya.

13. Yelena, it is said, married the Professor when he was already _________.
(a) Bored.
(b) Old.
(c) Done with love.
(d) Set in his ways.

14. Sonya says that it's a shame that she's not __________ as she is so in love with Astrov.
(a) Married.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Independent.
(d) Single.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Vanya notes that he and _________ have slaved for the Professor to keep the farm running profitably.

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

4. What has Maria received from a writer that she likes and she shares this with the rest of the house?

5. Vanya notes that he used to idolize _________, though he does not anymore.

(see the answer keys)

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