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where is the play set in?



On what occasion is the family dining, at the beginning of the play?

sheilas engagement to gereald


What does Arthur believe is the most important thing a businessman can protect?

his profits


what is the inspectors name?

inspector Goole


whom does the inspector question first?

mr birling - arthur


whom does the inspector question last?



The Inspector’s political beliefs might be most nearly characterized as what?



Arthur hints that which ship is unsinkable?

the titanic


The Inspector hints at which future conflict?

world war 1


Which is not a name for the young girl in question?

Julia Olsen


What does Gerald say he needs to do after being question?

go for a walk


what is geralds family name?



What does Arthur call Eric, referring to his work ethic?



What does Eric steal from the family business?



Into how many scenes is the play divided?

The play doesn't have scene divisions


when does the play take place?



What worries Arthur the most in Act Three?

a 'public scandal'


what does gerald give sheila in act 1

a ring


key quotes for sheila

'(pretty girl in her early twenties)' ...
'Except for all last summer when you never came near me' ...
'You're squiffy' 'ass' 'chump' ...
'Mummy' ...
'Pretty?' ...
'You talk as if we were responsible-' ...
'But these girls aren't cheap labour - they're people' ...
'(little cry, gives a half stifled sob, and then runs out)'


key quotes for mr birling

Showing off to Gerald Croft 'You ought to like this port, Gerald. As a matter of fact, Finchley told me it's the same port your father gets from him.'
Pg 4: Capitalism, Selfish ‘Now you have brought us together, and perhaps we may look forward to a time when Crofts and Birlings are no longer competing but are working together – for lower costs and higher prices. ’
Pg 5: 'Sheila's a lucky girl - and I think you're a pretty fortunate young man too, Gerald'
Pg 6: 'Are you listening, Sheila? This concerns you too. And after all I don’t often make speeches at you-'
Pg 6: Naive, Capitalism ‘Fiddlesticks! The Germans don’t want war. Nobody wants war.’
Pg 7: Dismissive 'I'm talking as a hard-headed, practical man of business. And I say there isn't a chance of war.'
Pg 7: Dramatic Irony ‘The titanic- she sails next week’-‘Unsinkable, absolutely unsinkable’
Pg 7: ‘Let’s say, in 1940- you might be having a little party like this - your sons and daughters might be getting engaged.’
Stubborn, Capitalism 'man has to mind his own business and look after himself.'


key quotes for gerald croft

'It's what happened to her after she left Mr Birling' work that's important.'
Page 26: 'I don't come into this suicide business.'
Page 31: 'Mrs Birling, the inspector knows all that. And I don't think it's a very good idea to remind him'
Page 35: 'Sorry- I- well, I've suddenly realized- taken it in properly- that she's dead-'
He tries to hide the truth from the Inspector (that he had been involved with Eva/Daisy) from the start, (‘we can keep it from him’) but Sheila criticises this. She noticed how he reacted when he heard the name ‘Daisy Renton’.
Gerald met Daisy Renton in the Palace Bar. He rescued her from Aldermand Meggarty and felt sorry for her. He kept her as his mistress for a few months but it eventually came to an end. He was aware that Daisy Renton’s feelings towards him were stronger than his were towards her.
Page 37: 'I want you to understand that I didn't install her there so that I could make love to her.'​
Page 38: 'I didn't feel about her as she felt about me'


key quotes for mrs briling

'Arthur you’re not supposed to say such things'
Pg 3: ‘Sheila! What an expression! Really, the things you girls pick up these days!’
Pg 3: 'Now Sheila don’t tease him. When you're married you'll realise that men with important work to do sometimes have to spend nearly all their time and energy on their business.'
Pg 4: ‘Now Arthur, I don’t think you ought to talk business on an occasion like this.’
Pg 30/32 (different editions): Thinks her family are perfect '(staggered) It isn't true. You know him, Gerald - and you're a man - you must know it isn't true.'
'That - I consider - is a trifle impertinent, Inspector'
Pg 30: 'Please don't contradict me like that'
Pg 30: Accuses Sheila of staying for: ‘Nothing but morbid curiosity’
Pg 31: ‘I’m talking to the inspector now if you don’t mind’
Pg 31: Intimidation ‘You know of course that my husband was lord Mayor only two years ago and that he’s still a magistrate.’
Pg 32: Lying to cover her back 'Though naturally I don't know anything about this girl'
Pg 33: ‘Over excited... And she refuses to go.’
Pg 34: Ignorant ‘It would be much better if Sheila didn’t listen to this story at all’
Pg 35: Thinks upper class are perfect '(staggered) Well, really! Aldermand Meggarty! I must say, we are learning something tonight'
Pg 38: 'I don't think we want any further details of this disgusting affair'
Pg 38: ‘It’s disgusting to me.’
Facade to make her look good '(with dignity) Yes. We’ve done a great deal of useful work in helping deserving cases.'
Page 41: 'I don’t understand you Inspector'Page 42: 'And if I was, what business is it of yours?'
Pg 43: Classist Snob because Eva used her name. 'Yes I think it was simply a piece of gross impertinence.'
Pg 43: 'Yes, I think it was simply a piece of gross impertinence – quite deliberate – and naturally that was one of the things that prejudiced me against her case.'
Pg 43: ‘But I think she had only herself to blame’


facts about JB Priestly

born in a middle class afmily in bradford in 1894.
served for ww1, got severly ingured.
established writer novals and essays.
during WW2 worked as a propaganda broadcaster on BBc radio.
his show was cancelled for being to left wing (socialist)


why did JB Priestly write and inspector calls?

to protect eva smith.
to warn the 1945 audience
to shock audiences about selfishness
to mock the self-centerd upper class
to show the need for change
to force the audience to see their own failings
to further the caouse of socialism
to show the failings of capitalism
to show the need for a stronger welfare state
to parody industrialsit (like Mr Birling) short- sightedness


what is AO5?

is linked to 'what is written' for example in a speech, does it have the features of a speech; or in a letter is it a sign-off and adress correctly layed out?


AO5 in creative writing?

this is assessing whether you have created tension, developed characters, added a twist in your story


what is AO6?

its 'how its written' - this focuses on the basic elements of your writing, such as a spelling, a varied and appropriate vocabulary, the correct use of punctuation and good grammer.


what is AO5 and AO6 marked out of?

AO5 = 24 marks
AO6 = 16 marks