An Inspector Calls
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An Inspector Calls

Test your knowledge of 'An Inspector Calls' Act 1 with this quiz! Get a summary and analysis of the act while answering questions. Discover key themes and characters in this classic play.

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Questions and Answers

What is the reason Mr. Birling is happy about Sheila's engagement to Gerald?

It could progress his own business if links were built with Crofts Limited.

Who are the characters present at the beginning of the play?

Mr. Birling, Mrs. Birling, Sheila Birling, Eric Birling, and Gerald Croft.

What is the significance of passing the drink around and Mr. Birling's speech?

Mr. Birling's speech explains how he's happy about the impending marriage because it could progress his own business.

What is the name of the company owned by Gerald's parents?

<p>Crofts Limited.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Mr. Birling say about Crofts Limited?

<p>Crofts Limited is older and bigger than Burling &amp; C.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

The Birling Family

  • Mr. Birling is happy about Sheila's engagement to Gerald because it means a merger between his company and Crofts Limited, Gerald's family business.
  • The characters present at the beginning of the play are the Birling family (Mr. and Mrs. Birling, Sheila, and Eric) and Gerald Croft.

The Dinner Party

  • Passing the drink around and Mr. Birling's speech signify a celebration of Sheila and Gerald's engagement.
  • Mr. Birling's speech is also an opportunity for him to boast about his business and social status.

Business and Social Status

  • Gerald's parents own Crofts Limited, a company that is being considered for a merger with Mr. Birling's company.
  • Mr. Birling praises Crofts Limited, saying it is "one of the oldest and most respected names in the trade".

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