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 food item has Mistress Allwit been craving since her pregnancy?

2. Who visits the Allwit's home to announce Sir Walter's arrival?

3. What religious celebration is happening while the Promoters are working?

4. Which of the following emotions best describes Sir Walter's state when he first arrives at Allwit's home?

5. What is the sex of Allwit's third child?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the secret meeting between Touchwood Junior and Moll interrupted?

3. What happens when Tim meets his fiancé for the first time and they are both speaking in different languages?

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

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

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

7. How is Davy Dahumma greeted when he arrives at Allwit's home?

8. What arrangements has Touchwood Junior made for his second attempt at escape with Moll?

9. What opinion does Maudlin have about fools, and how are her comments on the topic received by Tim?

10. What discussion are Touchwood Senior and his wife having at the opening of the play?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The scene in which Maudlin confronts Moll at the riverbed proves to be a turning point in Moll's life. Explain the events of the riverside rendezvous, and how Moll used these events to alter the path of her life. Finally, explain how this riverside conflict changed the relationship between mother and daughter.

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

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?

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