An Inspector Calls - Basic character info

Just a quiz to give basic information about characters and their involvement in the play :)

Some of the incorrect answers are completely made up and some are to do with other characters, good luck!

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1. What was Sheila Birling's involvement in Eva Smith's death?

  • She got her fired from a department store because of jealousy and being in a bad mood.
  • She bullied her because of her class and status.
  • She had her fired from her job because Eva lead a strike on unfair pay.
  • She refused her help due to the fact Eva used the Birling family name.
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2. What was Eric's involvement in Eva Smith's death?

  • He had a relationship with her, stole money for her but she left.
  • He was violent and cruel towards her.
  • He fired her due to jealously and anger.
  • He refused her help.

3. Does Sybil Birling hold strong views typical to that time period?

  • No - she is the most laid-back and accepting.
  • Yes - but they change at the end of the play.
  • Yes - she believes in the class system and women are to serve men.
  • No - she represents changing views.

4. What does the Inspector do at the end of the play?

  • Leaves without speaking.
  • Sums up the morals and teachings of the play.
  • Arrests the family.
  • Takes members of the family away for further questioning.

5. Who does Sybil Birling work with?

  • A women's charity organisation.
  • A department store.
  • The local council.
  • The family business.


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