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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. According to legend, what did the Hackls build?
(a) Taj Mahal.
(b) The Raritan Canal.
(c) The Brooklyn Bridge.
(d) The Egyptian Pyramids.

2. In Act 2, what outsider finds Cornelius and Barnaby hiding?
(a) Mrs. Levi.
(b) Mr. Vandergelder.
(c) Ermengarde.
(d) Ambrose.

3. According to Mrs. Malloy, ribbons will be worn how?
(a) In the hair.
(b) Down the back.
(c) Not at all.
(d) On a dress.

4. How much money does Mr. Vandergelder lend Mrs. Levi?
(a) He does not give her anything.
(b) Twenty-five dollars.
(c) Ten dollars.
(d) The full amount requested.

5. What does Mr. Vandergelder do to avoid lending money to Mrs. Levi?
(a) Gives her counterfeit bills.
(b) Fakes a fit of coughing and sneezing.
(c) Pretends to lose his hearing.
(d) Leaves the room.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many entrances exist in Act 1?

3. What does Mr. Vandergelder smoke at the beginning of the play?

4. In what city does Act 2 take place?

5. What person do Cornelius and Mrs. Malloy have in common?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Mr. Vandergelder's philosophy on people in the world and what is his history with this diagnosis?

3. What confusion begins when Cornelius and Barnaby enter the hat store and lie?

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

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

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

7. How do Cornelius and Barnaby describe Mr. Vandergelder to Mrs. Malloy?

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

9. How does Cornelius plan to stay in the store without buying a hat?

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

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