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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. Why does Ted have to leave rehearsal?
(a) To attend a dance at work.
(b) To take care of his sick baby.
(c) To make dinner.
(d) To attend a family function.

2. How is Bridget introduced in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) As Jarvis's mistress.
(b) As the bar's owner.
(c) As the bartender's daughter.
(d) As Dafydd's best actress.

3. After watching his audition, how do the women of the company describe Guy?
(a) Strong and handsome.
(b) Masculine, manly.
(c) Meek and weak.
(d) Quiet and shy.

4. Who is Hannah?
(a) Guy's girlfriend.
(b) Dafydd's daughter.
(c) Dafydd's wife.
(d) Guy's mother.

5. What is Dafydd's reaction to his own performance during Guy's audition?
(a) He is overcome with anger.
(b) He spits at Guy.
(c) He brings himself to tears.
(d) He insists that Guy leave the stage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the character that plays the protagonist in the play being performed in the beginning of the story?

2. What does Hannah bring to Guy while he is practicing his craft?

3. What does Guy do while waiting for the director to arrive?

4. What does Hannah ask Guy to do while he is on stage practicing his craft?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Character development is very important in a play. Act 1, Scene 3 is all about character development. How does this bar scene give you the basic information you need to know about most of the characters?

2. Guy's roles appear to be intricately tied into what a woman is encouraging Dafydd to do as far as the role goes. Cite some examples of this.

3. Newly entrenched in the lead role as MacHeath, Guy sings a song at the end of Act 2, Scene 2. What is the importance of the song?

4. Why is the Daddy doll used as a stand-in for Dafydd when he is gone? What does this tell you about Dafydd's relationship with his daughters?

5. Ambition now seems to be one of Guy's driving forces after success with women and his acting. Cite examples of his ambition in his sexual conquests as well as his roles in the play.

6. What is the symbolism of the missing underwear?

7. Do you think Guy's ulterior motive in joining the company was to become involved with one of the women in the play? Why?

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

9. In Act 1, Scene 3, we are introduced to our first love triangle. Describe these relationships.

10. Act 1, Scene 7 seems to be a bit more about Guy feeling a bit pleased with himself, maybe even a little bit cocky. Does he still retain the perceived innocence from earlier scenes?

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