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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 Guy do while waiting for the director to arrive?

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

3. What happens when Guy finishes singing his audition piece?

4. What is the name of the protagonist's wife in the play being performed in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. What is Dafydd drinking at the bar?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the reader's first impression of Guy? What do we learn of him from the author? What do we learn of him from his actions? What do we learn of him from his interactions with other characters?

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

4. 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?

5. What is symbolic about the women of the cast turning to face Guy instead of doing as Dafydd instructs and turning to face Crispin?

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. Act 2, Scene 2 contains the climax of the Crispin/Linda/Bridget love triangle. Explain the events that take place.

10. Do you think that Guy is as innocent as he is portrayed, or do you think it is a creatively crafted act?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the subplots in A Chorus of Disapproval is the rumor about BLM's interest in Jarvis's land. What purpose does this subplot serve? How is it tied into the other story lines? What do you think the author's purpose is in including it in the story?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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