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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

The setting of the play is very influential to the title. Briefly describe the setting of Cheapside, and then explain how this setting sets the tone for the entire plot of the play. In your opinion, would this story have been as effective if it were set anywhere else? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Middleton does not pull any punches when it comes to his beliefs about the Puritans. Explain Middleton's reaction to the Puritan religion and how his emotions come out in the play.

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