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. Who does Sybil Birling work with?

  • The family business.
  • A women's charity organisation.
  • The local council.
  • A department store.
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2. Who is the Inspector not impressed by at the beginning?

  • Arthur Birling - he answers him with short, snappy responses.
  • Sheila Birling - he doesn't like her childish personality.
  • Sybil Birling - he doesn't like her control.
  • Eric Birling - he doesn't like his constant drinking.

3. At the beginning of the play, how can Sheila be described?

  • In charge, has power, snob.
  • Childish, innocent, immature.
  • Loud, arrogant, foolish.
  • Grown-up, mature, civilised.

4. 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 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.
  • She bullied her because of her class and status.

5. Who is Gerald engaged to?

  • Sybil Birling
  • Daisy Renton
  • Sheila Birling
  • Eva Smith


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