The Matchmaker Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mrs. Levi says Mr. Vandergelder must do what by the end of the week?

2. How many entrances exist in Act 1?

3. What does Mrs. Levi suffer from?

4. According to Mrs. Malloy, marriage offers excellent _______.

5. Mrs. Levi claims she will get what out of helping Ambrose and Ermengarde?

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprising acts of kindness are demonstrated by Mr. Vandergelder at the end of Act 4?

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

3. What does Miss Van H. offer to do Barnaby to prevent him from getting cold in the bath and why is this comedic?

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

5. Why does Mrs. Malloy hesitate to return Mr. Vandergelder's purse?

6. What does the money give Cornelius the courage to do?

7. Why are Cornelius and Barnaby delivered to Miss Van H.'s house?

8. At the restaurant, what surprises Mrs. Malloy about Millie?

9. Was Mrs. Levi successful in her schemes from the beginning of the play? Why or why not?

10. What does Mrs. Malloy plan to say to Mr. Vandergelder's marriage proposal?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mrs. Levi exercises unusual means in accepting Mr. Vandergelder's marriage proposal. What are they and why does she do this?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the Matchmaker? Cite examples from the text to support your theory.

Essay Topic 3

Mr. Vandergelder goes to the hat shop because he is considering a proposal to Mrs. Malloy. What factors work to change his mind?

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