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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. Who interjects the bickering with the argument that all are equal?

2. What type of party is Allwit getting dressed for after the scene with the Promoters?

3. What does Touchwood Senior try to convince the Wench of after she calls him a lying villain?

4. Where are the children going when they greet Allwit and Sir Walter?

5. Where does the argument over social standing occur?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Yellowhammer and Maudlin react to the news that Moll will probably die?

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

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

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

5. Why do Touchwood Junior and Senior arrive together to Sir Oliver's home?

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

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

8. How do those around him treat Allwit in response to his agreement with Sir Walter?

9. How do the Puritan women handle the situation of the townsfolk bickering at the church steps?

10. What lie must Sir Walter tell to Moll's family in order for the arranged marriages to proceed?

Essay 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

Many characters in this novel have children that they do not have relationships with. Create a list of men who have created children outside of marriage, and what their relationship to their children is. Explain how these characters, and their relationships with their children characterize the entire setting of the play for the audience.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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