66 terms

An Inspector Calls - Mr Tharby

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Omniscient
1. An adjective describing the Inspector meaning that he is all-knowing.
Perceptive
2. An adjective that suggests that Sheila has strong powers of insight.
Pompous
3. An adjective suggesting that Mr Birling feels that he is superior to everyone else.
Supercilious
4. An adjective suggesting that Mrs Birling behaves like a snob.
has to mind his own business and look after his own.
5. Mr Birling: A man
Titanic - she sails next week ... unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable.
6. Mr Birling: The
will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.
7. The Inspector: If men
hard-headed practical man of business.
8. Birling: I'm a
for the earth than to take it.
9. Inspector: It's better to ask
aren't cheap labour - they're people.
10. Sheila: But the girls
members of one body.
11. Inspector: We are
thousands - yes, thousands.
12. Mr Birling: I'd give
impertinently made use of our name.
13. Mrs Birling: She
build up a kind of wall between us and that girl. If you do, then the Inspector will just break it down.
14. Sheila: You musn't try to
Mr. Birling, have responsibilities as well as privileges.
15. INSPECTOR [massively} Public men,
like bees in a hive - community and all that nonsense.
16. Birling: as if we were all mixed up together
he knows. Of course he knows.
17. Sheila: Why - you fool -
father a chap can go to when he's in trouble.
18. Eric: You're not the sort of
her in all right.
19. Eric: We did
and one line of inquiry at a time.
20. Inspector: One person
on the young ones. They're more impressionable.
21. Inspector: We often do
that class
22. Mrs Birling: Girls of
be anything as good again for her - so she had to make it last longer.
23. Inspector: She felt there'd never
Mrs Birling
24. Cold - name the character.
Curious
25. An adjective suggesting that Sheila is interested in what the Inspector has to say.
1945
26. The year the play was first performed.
1912
27. The year the play is set.
Edwardian
28. The play is set during the _________ period.
dramatic irony
29. When the audience know something the characters don't.
Underdog
30. An adjective suggesting that Edna has very little social status.
Alderman Meggarty
31. He is molesting Daisy Renton when Gerald arrives.
Morgan Terrace
32. Place Gerald 'keeps' Daisy as his lover.
The Inspector
33. Stage directions regularly tell the audience that he is speaking 'massively'.
Mrs Birling
34. 'husband's social superior' - name the character.
Middle-class
35. Class above the working-class.
industrial action
36. Eva was a ringleader of __________ ______ at Birling & Co.
Two
37. Name the act - Eric arrives on stage at the moment his mother realises the truth about the father of Eva's child.
Two
38. Name the act - Gerald reveals the truth about his relationship with Daisy Renton.
Self-righteous
39. An adjective suggesting that Mr Birling is certain that his opinions are always correct.
One
40. Name the act - The Inspector rings the bell just after Birling shares his pro-capitalist, anti-socialist views.
C - The conscience of each character
A - Avenging angel
P - Priestley's ventriloquist dummy
41. Three theories about the Inspector's identity (CAP).
Ouspensky's theory of time
42. We will keep reliving our life identically over and over in a seemingly endless cycle until we make significant spiritual improvements and manage to change ... What is this?
repent for their sins
43. Mr Birling, Mrs Birling and Gerald all refuse to ...
the underclass
44. Below the working-class.
monologue
45. In theatre, a _________ is presented by a single character to express their thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.
socialism
46. An economic system in which wealth is shared equally.
capitalism
47. An economic system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Imperturbable
48. An adjective suggesting that the inspector brushes aside all attempts to thwart his mission.
Systematic
49. An adjective suggesting that The Inspector has a clear plan that he sticks to.
radical
50. A person, such as Priestley, who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform.
Class (upper vs middle vs working)
Hypocrisy (appearance vs reality)
Gender (men vs women)
Generations (old versus young)
Social responsibility (selfishness vs responsibility)
51. What are the key themes of the play? (CHuGGS)
she lies with a burnt out inside on a slab.
52. Inspector: Her position now is that
Selfless
53. An adjective suggesting that Eva puts the needs of others before her own.
Colonel Roberts
54. The Chief Constable who enjoys a game of golf.
aristocratic
55. An adjective suggesting that Gerald has lived the privileged lifestyle of an upper-class gentleman.
Sheila
56. Name the character - willing to change.
Armageddon
57. The Inspector prophecises this.
younger generation who know it all. And they can't even take a joke.
58. Now look at the pair of them- the famous
Brumley
59. The fictional Midlands town the play is set in.
a modern morality play
60. Inspector Calls appears to be a detective drama, but it's really ...
The Welfare State
61. What is the name of the social security system that Priestley wanted for post-war Britain?
Inspector Goole
62. Blunt - name the character.
upper-class
63. The class occupied by Gerald Croft and his family.
social climber
64. The term given to those who, like Arthur Birling, attempt to rise above their current social status.
avoid repeating them in the future.
65. Priestley looks back to the mistakes of the past in the hope that his audience will ...
Inspector Goole
66. Mystical - name the character

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