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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With whom does Nat live?
(a) The Jones family.
(b) His grandmother.
(c) His aunt in her penthouse in Trafalgar Square.
(d) The Fisher family.

2. Who does Arby say has a Southern accent?
(a) William.
(b) Nat.
(c) Brett.
(d) Joseph.

3. What does Nat think of some of the games the boys play?
(a) They are too difficult.
(b) They do not have any purpose.
(c) They are quite fun.
(d) They are childish.

4. For how long will the Company of Boys rehearse in their current location?
(a) 1 week.
(b) 3 weeks.
(c) 6 months.
(d) 3 months.

5. Why does Arby make the boys play the games?
(a) To see which ones are the leaders.
(b) To give them a break from serious work.
(c) As a means of asserting his control over the boys.
(d) To build trust and become acquainted.

6. What play is Shakespeare thinking of writing?
(a) As You Like It.
(b) The Tempest.
(c) All's Well that Ends Well.
(d) Hamlet.

7. What is one of the plays being rehearsed?
(a) Julius Caesar.
(b) As You Like It.
(c) Romeo and Juliet.
(d) Hamlet.

8. Who stops an altercation between Roper and Nat?
(a) Shakespeare and another actor.
(b) Burbage.
(c) Shelton.
(d) Harry.

9. Why does Nat become uncomfortable with the group's conversation?
(a) They say unkind things about Arby.
(b) They say unkind things about Rachel.
(c) It comes out that his parents are dead.
(d) They talk about the South in a derogatory manner.

10. What does Mistress Fawcett say about Shakespeare when he is working upstairs?
(a) Shakespeare often has others come and join him upstairs and they are not to be disturbed.
(b) Shakespeare often buys flowers and tips her well.
(c) Shakespeare often makes strange noises and to ignore that.
(d) Shakespeare is not to be disturbed.

11. Who does Arby kick out of the company?
(a) A boy who refuses to play the games.
(b) A boy who is too young to be there.
(c) No one.
(d) A boy who plays a trick on Nat.

12. Who is Richard Burbage?
(a) The man with whom Nat and Harry are living.
(b) Nat's father's best friend.
(c) Nat's aunt's boyfriend.
(d) The man who schedules the various performances at the globe.

13. In what theater will the Company perform?
(a) Metro.
(b) Carneige.
(c) A series of theaters around the United States.
(d) Globe.

14. What does Shakespeare change about how Nat learned his part in the United States in a later era?
(a) Some lines.
(b) Stage exit.
(c) How Nat walks.
(d) Where Nat says his lines.

15. To what do the other apprentices attribute Nat's differences?
(a) Nat's being from Ireland.
(b) Nat's being a student from St. Paul.
(c) Nat's being from Franch.
(d) They cannot account for Nat's differences.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who quit the acting company in a dramatic fashion?

2. For what skills does Arby particularly admire Nat?

3. What does Nat fight as the days go by?

4. Why does Robert doubt Nat's ability?

5. How are boys selected to be a part of the Company of Boys?

(see the answer keys)

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