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

2. Who gets offended when Yelena calls him by the wrong name, though he's at the table with her each day?
(a) Astrov.
(b) Telegin.
(c) Marina.
(d) Vanya.

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

4. Astrov admits to Vanya that he came back to the house in order to see which character?
(a) Sonya.
(b) Maria.
(c) Marina.
(d) Yelena.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Vanya thinks the Professor writes books about _________ without knowing anything about it.

2. What is the country in which this play, "Uncle Vanya," is set?

3. What does Yelena put on the Professor as it has fallen off of his as he slept?

4. The Professor believes that as he grows older he is becoming more ___________ to himself and to others.

5. The Professors tells Vanya to go, that they used to be ____________ and will talk another time.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Astrov describe the project that he has been working on when he walks into the room?

3. Why does Vanya protest the announcement and the decision the Professor makes in his announcement?

4. Why are Sonya and Astrov out looking for Vanya at this point of the play?

5. What is the argument that Sonya gives to Vanya in order to encourage him to give back the morphine?

6. What does Vanya announce to everyone else in the room at the beginning of this scene?

7. What does Vanya think the reason is for no one arresting him or charging him with attempted murder?

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

9. What does the Professor think is the reason for his sudden shortness of breath as he is asking for a book?

10. What does Vanya think about the profession of the Professor?

(see the answer keys)

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