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

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

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

4. What is said of Jarvis's age?

5. What is the genre of the play being performed by the troupe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jarvis's sawdust story tell you about him?

2. What is the significance of the song Crispin sings in Act 2, Scene 2 while Linda and Bridget are fighting?

3. 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?

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

5. Why do you think Ian invites Guy to a night out with him and Fay? Do you think he's simply being friendly, or do you think he might have ulterior motives? Why?

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

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

8. The BLM deal is again mentioned Act 1, Scene 6, almost as a sidebar. What purpose do you think it serves in this instance?

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

10. What is symbolic about Dafydd's mad dash to set up the lights even while his wife is breaking up with her boyfriend in plain sight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Recalling the description of Dafydd and Hannah's home and knowing what you do of Dafydd's life and character, what does the home's description say about Dafydd's role in the home?

Essay Topic 2

The love triangle between Hannah, Fay, and Guy reaches a confrontation climax in Act 2, Scene 1. Hannah is desperate for undivided attention and does not like Fay's interference in her relationship with Guy. Fay has ulterior motives and is using sex as a manipulation tool. Guy is simply lonely and enjoying the attention of two women. Compare/contrast the Guy/Fay relationship to the Guy/Hannah relationship. While neither relationship is healthy, which one do you think is more fulfilling to Guy and why?

Essay Topic 3

Unhappy relationships abound in both The Beggar's Opera and A Chorus of Disapproval. Compare/contrast several unhappy relationships from either play and identify the causal factor in each. Do you think these relationships could be fixed? Why or why not, and if so, how?

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