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

2. Where does Guy work?

3. Which scene is being performed by the actors in the beginning of the play?

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

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

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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Why do you think Guy approaches Jarvis with information about the BLM land deal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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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