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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. How is Miss Van H. described?
2. Who is August bringing champagne for?
3. At the beginning of Act 4, how does Miss Van H. feel about life?
4. What does Mr. Vandergelder lack in Act 4?
5. For the young people, what is the only thing Miss Van H. cares about?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Miss Van H.'s philosophy on life?
2. What is the cabman worried about, based on Mr. Vandergelder's request?
3. What does Mrs. Levi do when she realizes Mr. Vandergelder is spying on her, Ermengarde, and Ambrose?
4. What comedic mishap takes place with champagne?
5. What actions show Miss Van H. to be an eccentric character?
6. What type of seating arrangement does Mr. Vandergelder request at the restaurant, at the beginning of Act 3?
7. At the restaurant, what surprises Mrs. Malloy about Millie?
8. What character change does Ermengarde demonstrate when Miss Van H. plans to leave her and Ambrose in the hall?
9. What does Miss Van H. offer to do Barnaby to prevent him from getting cold in the bath and why is this comedic?
10. What does Miss Van H. think when Cornelius insists he is not who she thinks he is?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of The Matchmaker, the character Malachi is presented as a fool. What other, surprising role does Malachi play throughout the play?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The desire for adventure is something that motivates several characters in The Matchmaker. Identify several actions in the play where this desire for adventure caused a character to act in a way that was outside of their typical routine.
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