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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 Hannah ask Guy to do while he is on stage practicing his craft?
(a) Go shopping.
(b) Take her out someplace nice.
(c) Stop seeing Fay.
(d) Work on their scene together.

2. How does Dafydd describe the owner of the bar?
(a) A sweet old man.
(b) A broken down drunk.
(c) A meek and mild man in his sixties.
(d) A cantankerous old chap.

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

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

5. What kind of accent does Guy use to practice his only line as his initial character?
(a) British.
(b) Scottish.
(c) Italian.
(d) Irish.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reads the opening speech during the first rehearsal of The Beggar's Opera?

2. What does Hannah do while the men are discussing Guy's character?

3. What is Guy planning to sing for his audition?

4. What does the ringing of the bell in the bar signify?

5. What is the first thing learned about the protagonist in the play being performed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe your first impression of Dafydd. What does his personality tell you about him? Does he strike you as a person capable of forming lasting relationships?

2. What impression does the reader get of Hannah? Does she seem happy? Why or why not?

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

4. What is satire? What does it add to a script? How is it used in the play The Beggar's Opera?

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

6. 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?

7. The women of the cast have an obvious interest in Guy. How does this interest help to sharpen Guy's character for the reader?

8. 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?

9. What are Hannah's chief complaints in Act 2, Scene 1?

10. 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

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