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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. Whom does Cook want to call about Ermengarde's absence?
2. What type of music does Cornelius request at the table?
3. In Act 4, what is the home filled with?
4. For the young people, what is the only thing Miss Van H. cares about?
5. In Act 4, who do the real Ermengarde and Ambrose pretend to be?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the money give Cornelius the courage to do?
2. Why is Cornelius worried, upon taking Mrs. Malloy and Minnie out to dinner?
3. What type of seating arrangement does Mr. Vandergelder request at the restaurant, at the beginning of Act 3?
4. What surprising acts of kindness are demonstrated by Mr. Vandergelder at the end of Act 4?
5. What type of unwanted advice does Malachi deliver at the beginning of Act 3?
6. At the restaurant, what surprises Mrs. Malloy about Millie?
7. What character change does Ermengarde demonstrate when Miss Van H. plans to leave her and Ambrose in the hall?
8. Why does Barnaby protest the bath offered by Miss Van H.?
9. Who benefits and who loses from the lost purse of money?
10. What is the cabman worried about, based on Mr. Vandergelder's request?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the different philosophies held by Mr. Vandergelder and Mrs. Levi regarding money.
Essay Topic 2
Supporting characters help to move The Matchmaker forward. Choose from one of the following characters and analyze how the character helped to further the plot.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant. How does this setting add to the conflict in the play?
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