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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 does the ringing of the bell in the bar signify?
(a) Dinner time.
(b) Last call.
(c) Someone has entered the bar.
(d) A phone call is waiting.

2. 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.

3. When Guy is left alone on the stage in Act 1, Scene 5, what does he do?
(a) Sings a jolly off-color Welsh tune.
(b) Begins to get anxious about opening day.
(c) Daydreams of stardom.
(d) Practices his one line.

4. Ian says that Dafydd directed a "really awful production" of what musical?
(a) Sound of Music.
(b) Guys and Dolls.
(c) Rent.
(d) Oklahoma.

5. What beverage does most of the cast drink?
(a) Champagne.
(b) Beer.
(c) Wine.
(d) Gin and tonic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dafydd suggest Guy should do be more like his initial character?

2. What is Guy drinking at the bar?

3. What is the name of the performance's director?

4. Who gets into a physical confrontation in the bar?

5. What does Guy try to talk to Dafydd about after Dafydd's outburst at Ted?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think is the importance of Guy being mentioned by name in Dafydd Llewellyn's speech when all of the other actors are simply lumped together?

2. Guy is barely mentioned in Act 1, Scene 3, but the reader is still able to glean additional information about his personality. What does this scene tell you about him?

3. What is the importance of the Welsh song to Dafydd? Do you think that attempting to sing that song endeared Guy to Dafydd or alienated him? Why?

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

5. Act 2, Scene 2 contains the climax of the Crispin/Linda/Bridget love triangle. Explain the events that take place.

6. What is the importance of tension to a play? What does it create, and what does it set up?

7. In Act 1, Scene 4, we learn of Guy's wife's death and why he wanted to join The Beggar's Opera. What effect, good or bad, do you think his wife's death will have on his future relationships with women

8. Why do you think Guy approaches Jarvis with information about the BLM land deal?

9. What is your impression of the way Act 1, Scene 1 ends? What do you think it means for the rest of the play?

10. What is the importance of the song from The Beggar's Opera in Act 1, Scene 3? What does it add to the scene?

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