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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. Why does Hannah say she can't go to bed?

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

3. Who are Linda's parents?

4. Who goes to look for the person Guy is trying to find?

5. What happens to Guy at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. What is Guy's reaction to the news that BLM is closing down?

5. Again, we see an example of Guy's innocence. Though Rebecca nearly outright confesses to starting the BLM rumor, Guy is still puzzled about who would have done so and why. How does Rebecca describe the possible events leading up to the rumor?

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

7. What is the importance of the second song from The Beggar's Opera in Act 2, Scene 1?

8. What does Ian's confession to Dafydd about Hannah and Guy tell you about Ian's motivations?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Guy's steadily advancing roles in The Beggar's Opera seem to mimic his social advancement. As his relationships with the men and women of the company mature, his new characters become steadily more important to the story line of The Beggar's Opera. Describe how his personal relationships, especially with women, advance his importance to The Beggar's Opera.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What is the importance of the scene between Fay, Ian, Guy, and Guy's elderly friend? Why interject the BLM situation? Do you think there is something more going on here than just a "bit of fun"? Why or why not? If so, what might that be?

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