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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 happens when Guy opens his mouth to begin his audition song?

2. Ian says that Dafydd directed a "really awful production" of what musical?

3. Who is the author of the play being performed?

4. What does Hannah say is the only thing in her house that doesn't fit into the family "theme"?

5. What does the ringing of the bell in the bar signify?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 3, we are introduced to our first love triangle. Describe these relationships.

2. Does Fay seem to have a genuine emotional attachment to Guy, or do you think everything she does is for what she can get out of it?

3. What does the short introduction of Crispin tell you about him?

4. What is the importance of the discussion of the overwhelming Welsh influence on the Llewellyn family? What does this mean to Hannah?

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 symbolism of the reprieve MacHeath (played by Guy) receives from the executioner (played by Dafydd)?

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

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

9. Character development is very important in a play. Act 1, Scene 3 is all about character development. How does this bar scene give you the basic information you need to know about most of the characters?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The bar seems to be a common social outlet for those involved in The Beggar's Opera. Do you think these people are serious about their roles in the play, or do you think it is more of a way to socialize? Remember, Guy joined to get back into life after the death of his wife, so we already know his motives. Do you think the others joined for similar reasons? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The relationship between Fay and Guy seems to be purely sexual. We see no obvious emotional attachment. What do you think is the entire basis for this relationship? Do you think Ian and Fay planned this complicated pas de trois? If so, why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the symbolism in the sound of a pump engine that Jarvis is listening to on a personal stereo.

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