A Chaste Maid in Cheapside Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What decision do Touchwood Senior and his wife reach during their first onstage discussion?

2. How does the one who is suggested to enter the town party first respond?

3. Who comes along as a witness to Moll and Touchwood Junior's secret meeting?

4. Who arrives with Sir Walter to interrupt the secret meeting between Moll and Touchwood Junior?

5. What is the name of the group of people that stand up and speak during the town party?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the townsfolk receive Tim when he returns home for the christening party?

2. What happens when Touchwood Junior enters the meeting between Moll and Sir Walter?

3. What happens when Sir Walter lies wounded at the Allwit's home?

4. Why are Sir Walter Whorehound and his niece traveling to meet with Moll's family?

5. What is the reaction to the news that Lady Kix is pregnant?

6. How does Sir Walter react to the news that Moll has tried to escape and that their impeding marriage has been bumped up in the schedule?

7. Who is selected as the godparents to Allwit's new baby, and how are they selected?

8. What news does Touchwood Senior bring to Moll after she has fallen ill, and what is Moll's reaction?

9. How do Yellowhammer and Maudlin react to the news that Moll is very ill?

10. What ongoing arrangement does Sir Walter have with Allwit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

All the characters in this play have prescribed to a rigorous social hierarchy that affects the entire nation. Briefly describe the social hierarchy of the time, and create a list of characters from the bottom of the hierarchy to the top. Explain what methods characters use throughout the play to move their way up the social hierarchy. Are any of these methods successful? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Although they are in the play for only one scene, the Promoters do a great deal to help set the tone of the play. Briefly describe the physicality and purpose of the promoters, and then explain how their presence altered the tone of the play. What effect does their presence have on the characters of the play?

Essay Topic 3

When Tim arrives home, he acts very pompously with his education. Describe the conversation that Tim gets into with his tutor about logic, and his mother's reaction to this conversation. Explain how Tim is forced to eat his words at the end of this play, and what his reaction to this turn of events is.

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