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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. What does Mrs. Levi tell Mr. Vandergelder to order for dinner in New York?
2. In Act 2, Mrs. Malloy covers for whom?
3. Who dislikes the milliner business?
4. According to Mr. Vandergelder, merchants don't do business with what?
5. What set piece takes up the middle of the back wall in Act 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Cornelius and Barnaby enter the hat store?
2. Why is Mrs. Malloy annoyed by her reputation?
3. Describe the character Ambrose.
4. What worries Minnie about Mr. Vandergelder's potential marriage proposal?
5. What is Mr. Vandergelder's philosophy on people in the world and what is his history with this diagnosis?
6. How does Mrs. Malloy feel about being a milliner?
7. What is Mr. Vandergelder's excuse for not promoting Cornelius to anything of significance?
8. Mrs. Levi tries to convince Ambrose to get Mr. Vandergelder's blessing. Why?
9. What display of emotion is shown by Mrs. Malloy at the end of Act 2, and why?
10. At the beginning of The Matchmaker, what is the relationship between Cornelius and Mr. Vandergelder?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of the play, Mr. Vandergelder is seen as all powerful, controlling many of the characters' lives. Citing examples from the text, examine how Mr. Vandergelder's hold over the characters lessens throughout The Matchmaker and why.
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following characters and describe their physical appearance, relationship with others, and personal motivation.
- Mrs. Levi.
Essay Topic 3
Mr. Vandergelder is looking for a wife in The Matchmaker. Compare and contrast the quality of relationship the following match would give him and why, based on examples from the text.
- Mr. Vandergelder and Mrs. Malloy.
- Mr. Vandergelder and Miss Simple.
- Mr. Vandergelder and Mrs. Levi.
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