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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Yelena put on the Professor as it has fallen off of his as he slept?
(a) Blanket.
(b) His sweater.
(c) Shoes.
(d) Hat.

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

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

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

7. Vanya says that the __________ will bring everything in nature back to life, but won't revive him.
(a) Money.
(b) Estate.
(c) Baby.
(d) Storm.

8. Who does Astrov invite to drop in on him at his small estate, and this person says that staying in the trees can not be exciting?
(a) Sonya.
(b) Yelena.
(c) Maria.
(d) The Professor.

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. Who tells the others to go to bed because he has come to sit with the Professor for a while?
(a) Telegin.
(b) Vanya.
(c) Astrov.
(d) A worker.

15. What is the second thing that Marina offers to Astrov in order to calm his nerves?
(a) Vodka.
(b) Opium.
(c) Valium.
(d) Nothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Astrov ask the worker to fetch for him before they head out the door?

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

3. Who gets offended when Yelena calls him by the wrong name, though he's at the table with her each day?

4. What does Vanya come in to announce is going to happen during this second act?

5. Yelena says the reason she and Vanya are friends is because they are both very ________.

(see the answer keys)

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