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by Bertolt Brecht

Mother Courage and Her Children Quiz 1

1. What are the dates of the Second World War?

  • 1612-1616
  • 1940-1943
  • 1939-1941
  • 1939-1945

2. Where was Brecht when he wrote Mother Courage and Her Children?

  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland

3. What was the theater form that Brecht founded?

  • Dramatic Theater
  • In-Yer-Face Theater
  • Epic Theater
  • Post-War Theater

4. When was Brecht's own first major production of Mother Courage?

  • 1937
  • 1939
  • 1941
  • 1949

5. During which war is Mother Courage and Her Children set?

  • The Crimean War
  • The First World War
  • The Second World War
  • The Thirty Years' War

6. What is Mother Courage's real name?

  • Kattrin Haupt
  • Anne Doubtfire
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Anna Fierling

7. What is the name of Mother Courage's only daughter?

  • Doris Lessing
  • Kattrin
  • Eilif
  • Swiss Cheese

8. How did the protagonist get the nickname "Mother Courage"?

  • By driving through a bombardment to sell some moldy bread
  • By being the only woman to help fight off a Catholic invasion
  • By singing numerous difficult songs in public
  • By selling her cart to save her son

9. Which child is Mother Courage's favorite?

  • The Cook
  • Kattrin
  • Eilif
  • Swiss Cheese

10. How does Mother Courage predict the Sergeant's death in the play's first scene?

  • By finding a mystic symbol drawn on his uniform
  • By reading his tea leaves
  • By making him draw a black cross on a piece of paper
  • By seeing into the future

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