Short Questions with Answers of ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Anton Chekhov.


Here, I have updated the cherry orchard questions and answers. If you have any question about the drama The Cherry Orchard, please ask in the comments. Nazar Bazmi’s Notes

What are the sounds with which the cherry orchard ends?

The drama The Cherry Orchard ends with the sounds of ax falling on the trees.

What is the significance of the axes falling in ‘The Cherry Orchard’?

The significance of axes falling in ‘The Cherry Orchard’ is that it shows the end of cherry orchard. And end of feudalism and rise of capitalism.

What does Yepikhodov carry with him all the times?

Yepikhodov carry with him a revolver all the times. Just in case to kill oneself.

Why does Madame Ranevsky suffer much?

Madame Ranevsky suffer much in the Cherry Orchard. Because, of her luxurious life, her generosity, her refusal to accept capitalism. And also, her refusal to accept the truth of her past love.

Give a brief estimate of Yasha.

Yasha is grandson of Firs and a young man servant of Madame Ranevsky. He traveled to France and came back to Russia with Ranevsky. He exploits Dunyasha’s love for physical pleasure and he is very fond of cigar.

What does Charlotta’s character represent in “The Cherry Orchard”?

Charlotta Ivanovna is the governess to Anya. She is comedian, performing magic tricks and mocking their preoccupations which around her.

How is Dunyasha an especially ironic character?

Dunyasha is an ironic character. Because, she is a maid servant but dreams being an aristocratic lady. And powders her face like a lady.

What are the major themes in ‘The Cherry Orchard’?


The major themes in ‘The Cherry Orchard’ are process of sociopolitical changes in Russia. And Past memories, Social change and progress. Further, end of feudalism and rise of capitalism, liberation of serfs, class conflict are represented. Choices and consequences, appearance and reality, passivity and apathy are also presented.

What are the major symbols in ‘The Cherry Orchard?

The major symbols in ‘The Cherry Orchard’ are Cherry orchard, breaking string, axes falling. And also, bunch of keys and imaginary billiard game.

Define tragicomedy.

Tragicomedy is one kind of drama. It consist of both the elements of tragedy and comedy.

Is ‘The Cherry Orchard’ a tragedy or comedy?

Cherry Orchard is tragicomedy because it has the elements of both tragedy and comedy.

Who buys the Cherry Orchard?

At last in the auction of cherry orchard Lopakhin buys the Cherry Orchard.

What is Yephikodov’s nick name?

Yephikodov who is the accountant. He has the nick name twenty two calamities (misfortunes).

In how many classes we can divide the play?

We can divide the play into three classes. The first one is Gayev family, second is Gayev family’s friends and third is servant class.

What do Lyubov Ranevsky represents?

She represents the feudal class of Russia which is losing its hold gradually.

What is Lyubov Ranevsky‘s flaw?

Lyubov Ranevsky’s flaw is her refusal to accept the change, extravagance and generosity.

In the Cherry Orchard story what is liberation of serf?

In The Cherry Orchard the liberation of serf is about the freedom of slaves in 1861 AD.

What does Lopakhin suggest Lyubov Ranevsky?

He suggests her to build villas on her property. Cut down the cherry trees and build villas in the cherry orchard. It would help her to clear her debt but she never listen.

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