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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Linda's parents?

2. What is Rebecca's complaint after Dafydd's outburst at Ted?

3. What is the mood between Hannah and Guy after they first meet and talk?

4. Dafydd says that everything in the Llewellyn house is ______________.

5. Why does Hannah run out of the room when Dafydd brings Guy to his home?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the perceived dynamics between Enid, Ted and Linda?

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. Guy was married, but he still seems quite naive when it comes to sexual innuendos. Give an example of his naiveté as it relates Act 1, Scene 6.

5. The comedic action is based on the concept of misunderstanding. Once Guy finally figures out what is the true nature of his invitation to Ian and Fay's home, what does his follow through on the situation say about his personality?

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

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

9. Does Fay seem to have a genuine emotional attachment to Guy, or do you think everything she does is for what she can get out of it?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the symbolism of the Daddy doll.

Essay Topic 2

Guy appears to be an innocent pawn in several different story lines in this play. He strikes the reader as easily led, if not downright naive. However, there are times when one wonders if Guy might not be so innocent, especially when it comes to his relationships with Hannah and Fay. Identify situations in the play where Guy's participation is arguably a result of him allowing himself to be led. Afterward, identify situations where he appears to be proactive. Compare/contrast the two sets of situations. What, if anything, appears to be a common factor to both sets?

Essay Topic 3

Each character in A Chorus of Disapproval seems to have some idiosyncrasy which sets him/her apart from the others. Why do you think there are so many "characters" in this play? Would it be as interesting if most of the characters were simply run-of-the-mill people? Why or why not?

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