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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 type of store does Mr. Vandergelder run?
(a) Sundries.
(b) Clothes.
(c) Tools and automobiles.
(d) Hay, feed, and provision.

2. According to legend, Cornelius physically pulled who in a carriage?
(a) Mrs. Levi.
(b) Marilyn Monroe.
(c) Jenny Lind.
(d) The mayor's wife.

3. Mr. Vandergelder is Ermengarde's what?
(a) Ex-husband.
(b) Uncle.
(c) Father.
(d) Brother.

4. In Act 2, Mr. Vandergelder is told Cornelius lives what?
(a) As if each day is his last.
(b) By the seat of his pants.
(c) A double life.
(d) In a mansion.

5. Ambrose tells Ermengarde she has the soul of a what?
(a) Wanton woman.
(b) Trucker.
(c) Field mouse.
(d) Lion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position does Cornelius hold?

2. Mrs. Levi suggests Mr. Vandergelder make Cornelius what?

3. In Act 1, whom does Mrs. Levi say she hoped Mr. Vandergelder would marry?

4. According to legend, what did the Hackls build?

5. According to Mrs. Levi, Mr. Vandergelder's should-be bride's father is a what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What big plans does Mr. Vandergelder have at the beginning of <i>The Matchmaker</i>?

2. Who benefits and who loses from the lost purse of money?

3. At the beginning of <i>The Matchmaker</i>, what is the relationship between Cornelius and Mr. Vandergelder?

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

5. What is the cabman worried about, based on Mr. Vandergelder's request?

6. Why is Mrs. Malloy annoyed by her reputation?

7. How does Mrs. Malloy feel about being a milliner?

8. Describe the attire worn by Mr. Vandergelder to woo Mrs. Malloy, as well as the gift he brings for her.

9. Why does Malachi give a purse of money to Cornelius?

10. What worries Minnie about Mr. Vandergelder's potential marriage proposal?

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