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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the mood between Hannah and Guy after they first meet and talk?
(a) Easy-going.
(b) Uncomfortable.
(c) Strained.
(d) Intimate.

2. What was the fate of the play's main character as explained in the beginning of the book?
(a) She was abused as a child and became an abuser herself.
(b) He was condemned to death and later reprieved.
(c) She was sent to an orphanage but worked her way up.
(d) He was raised as a pirate's first mate.

3. What is the name of the protagonist's wife in the play being performed in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Hannah.
(b) Polly.
(c) Sadie.
(d) Linda.

4. Which scene is being performed by the actors in the beginning of the play?
(a) The final scene.
(b) The second scene.
(c) The epilogue.
(d) The prologue.

5. Who reads the opening speech during the first rehearsal of The Beggar's Opera?
(a) Rebecca.
(b) Guy.
(c) Mr. Ames.
(d) Bridget.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who goes to look for the person Guy is trying to find?

2. How does Dafydd describe the owner of the bar?

3. What happens to Guy at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

4. What is Linda's reply in when Dafydd asks where Crispin is?

5. What beverage does most of the cast drink?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of Ian dropping out of the play?

2. What does Act 1, Scene 4 tell you about Dafydd's character? Does him seem self absorbed and boorish or simply clueless? Why?

3. The BLM deal is again mentioned Act 1, Scene 6, almost as a sidebar. What purpose do you think it serves in this instance?

4. Act 1, Scene 1 includes a fairly overt use of foreshadowing. What do you think might be foreshadowed by the events taking place in this scene?

5. What is the reader's first impression of Guy? What do we learn of him from the author? What do we learn of him from his actions? What do we learn of him from his interactions with other characters?

6. Compare/contrast Dafydd and Guy. What do you think is the importance of this relationship to the play?

7. What does Jarvis's sawdust story tell you about him?

8. Describe the significance of Fay and Ian's lifestyle.

9. What is symbolic about the women of the cast turning to face Guy instead of doing as Dafydd instructs and turning to face Crispin?

10. Again, a song from The Beggar's Opera is used to add to the scene. What is the importance of this song to Act 1, Scene 5?

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