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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. Who are the two main characters in Scene 3?
(a) Fayette and Siegfried.
(b) Miller and Fayette.
(c) Miller and Fatt.
(d) Siegfried and Miller.

2. How is Miller treated at the beginning of the meeting?
(a) He is told he is under investigation.
(b) He is offered lunch.
(c) He is given compliments.
(d) He is chastised.

3. What is Fayette's attitude about death and war?
(a) Death is a good way to become a hero.
(b) Families should be paid when soldiers die in war.
(c) Fayette believes death in war is honorable.
(d) War serves no useful purpose and life is wasted.

4. What does Fatt do after Joe comes forward?
(a) Sits and relights his cigar.
(b) Sits at the end of the table.
(c) Turns his back to Joe.
(d) Stands and crosses his arms.

5. What makes Miller especially vulnerable to exploitation?
(a) He earned his degree in a foreign country.
(b) He is too agreeable.
(c) He does not write well.
(d) He is a foreigner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last action in Scene 3?

2. Why do the characters assemble in the first scene?

3. What does Edna think she is turning into?

4. Why does Joe think the workers need to strike?

5. What source is suggested as proof to backup Fatt's claims?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sid think about war and education?

2. Why is Dr. Barnes limited by what he can do to express his outrage at the changes in medicine?

3. In Scene 1 the play foreshadows many of the characters whose stories are told. Agate gives the reader a quick look back. Who are the characters he brings attention to and what are there issues?

4. What is the mood of the workers?

5. How does Agate's approach to the workers compare with that of Clayton the spy's approach in Scene 5?

6. Why is Benjamin coming to see Dr. Barnes?

7. Who speaks for the workers?

8. What does Benjamin decide to do after being fired, and what had he been thinking about doing?

9. What makes Scene 4 romantic?

10. How has Sid's economic situation affected his self-esteem?

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