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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 does the ringing of the bell in the bar signify?

2. What does Ian invite Guy to do on Friday night?

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

4. In Act 1, Scene 5, why is Dafydd frustrated?

5. Why does Ted have to leave rehearsal?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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

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

3. Act 1, Scene 1 includes a fairly overt use of foreshadowing. What do you think might be foreshadowed by the events taking place in this scene?

4. What is the comedic action taking place in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. 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?

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

7. What does the ending Act 1, Scene 6 tell you about how Guy is feeling about himself now?

8. Why is Guy uncomfortable with accepting the money that Jarvis sent him?

9. Do you think that Fay fooling Ian into having sex with a 70 year-old is part of the comic relief in Act 1, Scene 6? Why or why not?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is the symbolism found in the many futile rehearsals and Dafydd's frustration?

Essay Topic 3

How does talk of Guy's deceased wife lead to romantic overtures between Guy and Hannah? What does Hannah reveal about herself and her life that gives Guy that opening? Cite examples from the text to support your answer.

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