An Inspector Calls Quiz

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Who is the author of the play 'An Inspector Calls'?

J. B. Priestley

When was 'An Inspector Calls' first performed in the Soviet Union?


Where is the play set?


What is the occupation of the Birling family?

Upper middle-class

What is the main plot of the play?

The suicide of a young working-class woman

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Author and Background

  • The author of the play 'An Inspector Calls' is J.B. Priestley.

Performance History

  • 'An Inspector Calls' was first performed in the Soviet Union in 1945.


  • The play is set in Brumley, an industrial town in the North Midlands of England, in 1912.

The Birling Family

  • The Birling family are wealthy industrialists, with Mr. Birling being a manufacturer.


  • The main plot of the play revolves around the mysterious visit of Inspector Goole to the Birling family, who are celebrating Sheila's engagement to Gerald Croft.

Test your knowledge of J. B. Priestley's renowned play, "An Inspector Calls"! This quiz will challenge your understanding of the characters, themes, and plot of this classic mid-20th century English morality play. Are you ready to dive into the world of Inspector Goole and the Birling family?

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