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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 do the changing lights indicate at the end of the performance?
(a) That it is intermission.
(b) The curtain has fallen for the final time.
(c) That there will be an encore.
(d) That it is last call.

2. How is Dafydd's house described?
(a) Enormous.
(b) Dirty.
(c) Small.
(d) Cozy.

3. What is Rebecca's complaint after Dafydd's outburst at Ted?
(a) She has to wait so long to participate in rehearsal.
(b) She thinks she should have the lead.
(c) She thinks Dafydd is too hard on Ted.
(d) She doesn't like Guy.

4. What happens to the protagonist in the play taking place in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) He is condemned to walk the plank.
(b) He has saved many people in his short, sad life.
(c) He is betrayed for money and sent to prison.
(d) He has risen above his station in life and married a rich woman.

5. What does the director do after the curtain has fallen in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Makes a speech.
(b) Claps his hands in elation.
(c) Tells everyone to go home.
(d) Calls the cast back to the stage.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Guy is left alone on the stage in Act 1, Scene 5, what does he do?

2. After Guy's audition, who offers suggestions on how to improve the play?

3. What kind of accent does Guy use to practice his only line as his initial character?

4. What was the fate of the play's main character as explained in the beginning of the book?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relevance of the song from The Beggar's Opera at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?

2. Guy and Hannah share a kiss in an area where anyone from the cast could see them, and Dafydd has just left the room. What does their recklessness say about them?

3. 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?

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

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

6. 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?

7. What do you think the importance of the music from The Beggar's Opera is to this play? Why?

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

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

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

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