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 is Eric's big secret in the play?

  • He doesn't like his father.
  • He fired Eva Smith from a job.
  • He is the father of Eva Smith's unborn baby.
  • He is a drunk.
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2. What is Arthur Birling?

  • A business owner.
  • A factory owner.
  • A department store owner.
  • A corner-shop owner.

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

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

4. 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.

5. How did Arthur Birling contribute to Eva Smith's death?

  • He had her fired because she lead a strike on unfair pay.
  • He had a relationship with her and stole money for her.
  • He had her fired due to jealousy.
  • He had an affair with her and was ashamed of it.


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