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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the governor happy?
(a) He anticipates taxes from the presence of the Spanish.
(b) The Spanish have defeated the Turkish forces.
(c) He anticipates being given money.
(d) The Spanish have weakened the Turkish forces.

2. How did Barabas arrange for the duel?
(a) He betrothed both men to his daughter.
(b) He lied to Abigail about each man.
(c) He had both men delivered forged challenges.
(d) He started false rumors about both men.

3. When Abigail decides to remove herself permanently from her father's household, what does she leave for her father?
(a) Some money.
(b) Some flowers.
(c) A handkerchief.
(d) A letter.

4. Why does the approaching man pass by the prostitute?
(a) He had no money to buy her services.
(b) He was not interested in buying her services.
(c) He was worried the male friend might harm him.
(d) He was late in returning home.

5. What does Abigail tell the friar she's been thinking about?
(a) About which religion God approves of.
(b) What will become of her father.
(c) What the nuns taught her.
(d) About where she'll go when she dies.

6. What order does the governor issue concerning the tribute?
(a) All Jews must enlist in the military to fight the Turks and house soldiers in their homes.
(b) All Jews are being sold as slaves to the Turks and their possessions auctioned.
(c) All Jews must surrender half their money and convert to Catholicism.
(d) All Jews have one week to pack personal items only and leave town.

7. What does Ithamore do after he's delivered the letters?
(a) He hires a prostitute.
(b) He returns to Barabas's house.
(c) He goes to a tavern to have a drink.
(d) He visits a friend.

8. Why does Barabas think the Jews were ordered to meet at the senate house?
(a) For the government to imprison them.
(b) For the government to enlist their aid against the Turks.
(c) For the government to demand their money.
(d) For the government to confiscate their houses.

9. Where is the man approaching the prostitute and her friend coming from?
(a) He had delivered two invitations.
(b) He had delivered two forged challenges.
(c) He had delivered two dueling pistols.
(d) He had delivered two boxes of food.

10. Why was Marlowe jailed?
(a) He wrote against the Catholic church.
(b) He got drunk and started a fight.
(c) He allegedly wrote lies about someone.
(d) He plotted the governor's murder.

11. As a result of Abigail leaving his house, what does Barabas believe about her?
(a) That she's been forced to elope.
(b) That she is not worth bothering about.
(c) That she's been converted against her will.
(d) That she hates him and betrayed him.

12. Why do the characters in Act 3, Scene 2 challenge each other to a duel?
(a) They both are betrothed to Abigail.
(b) They both received forged letters.
(c) They both hate each other.
(d) They each want the other one dead.

13. Who is the prostitute's male friend?
(a) Boras-Pilial.
(b) Belic-Plia.
(c) Pellam-Berca.
(d) Pilia-Borza.

14. What two systems were partnered in Marlowe's time?
(a) Judaism and finance.
(b) Religion and politics.
(c) Religion and finance.
(d) Politics and Judaism.

15. When was The Jew of Malta first performed?
(a) 1591.
(b) 1590.
(c) 1593.
(d) 1592.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells her son he shouldn't speak to Jews?

2. How does the vice-admiral respond to the governor's confidence?

3. What happens to the duelers?

4. Why does Barabas prefer to be paid in gold rather than valuable goods?

5. Who does the governor ask for physical assistance against the Turks?

(see the answer keys)

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