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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. ____________ says that even though his wife ran off and left him, he is still faithful to her and to their children.
(a) Telegin.
(b) Astrov.
(c) Vanya.
(d) The Professor.

5. When Yelena tells Vanya it's a nice day, what does Vanya say that it is a nice day to do?
(a) Hang one's self.
(b) Go for a walk.
(c) Shoot someone.
(d) Get a job.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sonya talks about how Astrov feels that where __________ are well-tended, the people are more artisitic.

2. What does the Professor ask Sonya to pass him, after which he says she's given him the wrong stuff?

3. Yelena suggests that being with Vanya would ____________ as Vanya just wants to possess her.

4. Vanya says that the __________ will bring everything in nature back to life, but won't revive him.

5. Yelena says that Astrov is right, people don't just destroy forests, they also destroy ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Marina think about people who are living a hundred years in the future?

2. What does the workman request when he walks into the scene where the rest of the characters are?

3. What is painful for Vanya when he looks at Yelena, according to his own words as he is drunk?

4. What does the Professor tell Marina as soon as he walks into the house without being let inside?

5. Why doesn't the Professor want the two women to go and to leave Vanya alone with him?

6. What does Sonya ask Yelena to help her with in regards to her relationship?

7. What is another function of the bedroom as indicated by the play's details?

8. What is Vanya's complaint about his life since the Professor and his wife arrived at the house?

9. What does Astrov return to the room with after Sonya has coaxed him into coming over to them?

10. What does Marina recall as she is trying to answer the question of how long she and Astrov have known each other?

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