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 is the sex of Allwit's third child?

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

3. Who bickers about social standing at the town party?

4. For how many years has Sir Walter been having an affair with Mistress Allwit?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who attends the funeral of Moll and Touchwood Junior?

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

3. How does Tim react to the confessions that his wife makes to him after they are married?

4. What shocking event happens at Moll and Touchwood Junior's funeral?

5. Why does Lady Kix consider hiring Touchwood Senior for his unique services?

6. What roles will The Gossips play in the christening of Allwit's daughter?

7. What gifts does Mistress Allwit receive from Sir Walter in celebration of the birth of their daughter?

8. How does Sir Walter react when his two sons, Wat and Nick, enter the room for the first time?

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

10. How does Allwit prepare for his daughter's christening?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Another struggle that is present in the play is Lady Kix's struggle to get pregnant. Explain why it is so important for Lady Kix to get pregnant, and then explain what lengths she decides to go through in order to assure she will have a child. What is the outcome of her struggle? Is her plan a success? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When Sir Walter is first introduced to the audience, it is made clear that he is in deep debt to his family. Explain why Sir Walter has gone into such deep debt, and what he intends to do about resolving those debts. Explain why Sir Walter feels the need to keep his debts hidden to the other characters in 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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