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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. Where do some of the boys live when they are in London?
(a) In an old WWII barracks.
(b) Hostels.
(c) At the theater.
(d) In an orphanage.

2. What does Nurse Stevens do that calms Nat to sleep?
(a) Gives him an sleeping pill.
(b) Hums a 16th century lullaby.
(c) Recites a few lines from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
(d) Sings a few lines from a Shakespeare play.

3. What is the first play the Company of Boys rehearses?
(a) Hamlet.
(b) As You Like It.
(c) A Midsummer Night's Dream.
(d) Othello.

4. What does Nat say as to how his father died?
(a) Car accident.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Plane accident.
(d) Suicide.

5. What puts Nat at ease where he is staying?
(a) The barracks are not well supervised.
(b) There is a boy his age with whom Nat immediately bonds.
(c) No one inquires about his parents.
(d) They allow him to do anything.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose voice sounds somewhat like Elizabethan English?

2. What does Nat think is similar to the Globe Theater of 1999?

3. Who congratulates Nat on the speech that Oberon makes?

4. What class does John Heminges teach?

5. What does Nat hear as he is going to practice on his first day?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nat increase his acting skills, in particular playing the character of Puck?

2. What does Nat notice about Eric Sawyer and Gil Warmun as the two other boys are acting?

3. How does Roper conspire to make Nat look bad?

4. What does Nat recite for his speaking class and who congratulates him after the recitation?

5. How were the boys chosen for the Company of Boys?

6. What does Roper suggest the boys do and what does Nat feel he must go?

7. What happens to make Nat feel uncomfortable with his fellow actors?

8. Where does Nat wake in the beginning of Chapter 4?

9. How does Nat respond when Shakespeare calls the group a family and what does Shakespeare do?

10. Why does Arby kick one of the boys out of the company?

(see the answer keys)

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