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

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) Marina.
(c) Vanya.
(d) Telegin.

3. Vanya complains that ever since ___________ and his wife arrived, the schedule has not be right around the house.
(a) Telegin.
(b) Professor.
(c) Astrov.
(d) Anton.

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

5. What is the relationship of Telegin to Sonya during the course of this play?
(a) Godfather.
(b) Spouse.
(c) Father.
(d) Uncle.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Astrov admits to Vanya that he came back to the house in order to see which character?

4. What does Sonya reveal that the Astrov does every year and that he has been recognized for doing?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Vanya tell Yelena about the storm that is about to be upon them?

2. What does Yelena think about the fact that Astrov comes around to the house every day instead of monthly?

3. What does Marina offer to Astrov as he paces during the opening scene of the play?

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

5. What is Maria's comment about the new pamphlet she is reading from a writer she likes?

6. What does Vanya tell everyone to do when he finally reenters the scene with Astrov?

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

8. What is the other function of Vanya's bedroom in the opening of this final act of the play?

9. What does Vanya think about the Professor's life now that he has gotten older?

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

(see the answer keys)

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