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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 does Mrs. Levi instruct Mr. Vandergelder to meet his should-be bride?
(a) Central Park.
(b) Fifth and Broadway.
(c) Badgley Place.
(d) Harmonia Gardens.

2. According to Mrs. Malloy, marriage offers excellent _______.
(a) Romance.
(b) Privilege.
(c) Fights.
(d) Opportunity.

3. At the opening of the play, what do Ambrose and Mr. Vandergelder fight about?
(a) Mr. Vandergelder's taxes.
(b) Ambrose's loud dog.
(c) Ambrose's lack of ethics.
(d) Mr. Vandergelder's daughter.

4. What set piece takes up the middle of the back wall in Act 2?
(a) A slide.
(b) Tea tables.
(c) A coat rack.
(d) A large sofa.

5. According to Mrs. Levi, Mr. Vandergelder's should-be bride's father is a what?
(a) Lawyer.
(b) Banker.
(c) Politician.
(d) Undertaker.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does Cornelius have in Mr. Vandergelder's safe?

2. Mr. Vandergelder is Ermengarde's what?

3. Where does Cornelius sleep at night?

4. In Act 2, Mr. Vandergelder is told Cornelius lives what?

5. "Marriage is a bribe designed to make a housekeeper think she's..." what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conversation between Minnie and Mrs. Malloy mirrors a conversation between Barnaby and Cornelius?

2. Who builds up Cornelius to be a legend, confusing both Mrs. Malloy and Mr. Vandergelder? Why?

3. How does Mr. Vandergelder's disapproval affect the marriage of his niece?

4. Why does Mr. Vandergelder disapprove of his niece's suitor?

5. What does Cornelius do to ensure he can get the time off work to go to New York?

6. What is Mr. Vandergelder's excuse for not promoting Cornelius to anything of significance?

7. What has Mrs. Levi discovered about Mr. Vandergelder and what does she plan to do about it?

8. How does Cornelius feel about Mrs. Malloy in Act 2? At what point is this revealed?

9. At the beginning of The Matchmaker, what is the relationship between Cornelius and Mr. Vandergelder?

10. What task does Mr. Vandergelder give Malachi to complete?

(see the answer keys)

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