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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Kruger, the reporter, doing at the beginning of Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Strumming a ukulele and singing.
(b) Talking with other reporters.
(c) Talking on the phone.
(d) Strumming a banjo and singing.

2. In response to the sheriff's threat, what does Hildy reveal as blackmail?
(a) The sheriff has been giving money to a waitress.
(b) The sheriff spent the night in a hotel with a librarian.
(c) The sheriff has been giving money to a librarian.
(d) The sheriff spent the night in a hotel with a waitress.

3. Hildy is short for what name?
(a) Hildeman.
(b) Hildebrook.
(c) Hildebrand.
(d) Hildenborough.

4. What is McCue's response to Hildy calling in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) He is confused.
(b) He is angry.
(c) He doesn't notice.
(d) He is happy.

5. What pace does the play set during Act 1, Part 1, particularly where the dialogue is concerned?
(a) A slow pace with many conversations going on.
(b) A fast pace with average conversation.
(c) A fast pace with many conversations going on.
(d) A slow pace with very little conversation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the sheriff's reaction to the news of Hildy leaving the paper?

2. What does Hildy do when Burns calls in Act 1, Part 4?

3. Where does the sheriff say his men have cornered Williams in Act 2, Part 2?

4. In Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Schlosser throw when the reporters finally tell her the information she needs to know?

5. What story is McCue investigating at the end of Act 1, Part 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the beginning conversation between the mayor and the sheriff in Act 2, Part 3 reveal about the past and how it relates to the present situation?

2. How does money play a subtle part in Peggy and Mrs. Grant's concerns that may differ with Hildy's at this point of the play in Act 2, Part 2?

3. Describe the press room in the beginning of The Front Page, and how it relates to the overall pace of the play in general.

4. Who is waiting for Hildy at the end of Act 2, Part 1, and what decision does he now have to make as a result of his actions?

5. How does the final scene between Peggy, Hildy, and Burns tie in with the theme of the entire play, in particular, how it relates to Hildy's decision?

6. Choose one reporter's account of the escape as an example and describe how it was relayed in Act 2, Part 1?

7. What interesting set of circumstances reveal the gun as the weapon used in the escape in Act 3, Part 2?

8. How does Mollie react to the reporters and what does Murphy do to cause her to leave in Act 1, Part 4?

9. According to Hildy in Act 2, Part 1, how did Williams get the gun in order to escape from jail?

10. What is the similarity of the way Burns treats both Hildy and Williams in Act 2, Part 5?

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