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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 2, why are both Trock and Garth unhappy?
(a) Shadow is sick.
(b) Someone is looking into Romagna's case.
(c) Miriamne refuses to go back to school.
(d) Esdras is ill.

2. Where is Act 1, Scene 3 set?
(a) In a basement apartment near the bridge.
(b) On top of the bridge.
(c) On the roof of the tenement building.
(d) On the banks of a river under a bridge.

3. Who is "the doc at the gate?"
(a) The physician at the local hospital.
(b) Saint Peter.
(c) The prison doctor.
(d) The doorman of the apartment.

4. Why does Trock feel poisoned?
(a) His friends have abandoned him.
(b) Prison life poisoned him.
(c) His drink tastes odd.
(d) Life is too short.

5. Based on Trock's speech and mannerisms, how does he appear to be feeling in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Romantic.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Confused.
(d) Unhappy.

6. How is Miriamne related to Garth?
(a) She is Garth's fiancée.
(b) She is Garth's sister.
(c) She and Garth are lovers.
(d) She is Garth's cousin.

7. In Act 1, Scene 3, what prop does the Radical present to the Policeman?
(a) A toy gun.
(b) A toy dagger.
(c) A white flag.
(d) A small American flag.

8. In Act 1, Scene 2, who asks Miriamne to leave the room?
(a) No one.
(b) Esdras.
(c) Garth.
(d) Trock.

9. What is Garth inspecting when Miriamne arrives?
(a) The street scene.
(b) His violin.
(c) His piano.
(d) The kitchen sink.

10. What time of day does the play open?
(a) Early evening.
(b) Midnight.
(c) Late afternoon.
(d) Early morning.

11. Who believes that it is better to tell a lie and live, rather than speak the truth and die?
(a) Trock.
(b) Miriamne.
(c) Garth.
(d) Esdras.

12. Who does Esdras bring into the apartment?
(a) Carr.
(b) Shadow.
(c) Lucia.
(d) Judge Gaunt.

13. What claim does Garth make about his future in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) He would like to be a teacher.
(b) He wants revenge.
(c) He wants to leave his life of crime behind him.
(d) The end is near.

14. In Act 1, Scene 3, who calls Miriamne back into the apartment?
(a) Trock.
(b) Piny.
(c) Esdras.
(d) Garth.

15. Where is Act 1, Scene 1 set?
(a) In a basement apartment near the bridge.
(b) On the banks of a river under a bridge.
(c) On top of the bridge.
(d) On the roof of the tenement building.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Trock fear death?

2. Why does Shadow think Trock should be "full of high thought?"

3. Whom did Garth tell the truth about Romanga's case?

4. Whom does the Radical accuse of capitalist oppression?

5. What opinion does Trock have about Shadow?

(see the answer keys)

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