The Matchmaker Test | Final 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. Malloy suggests Cornelius not be what when ordering?

2. In Act 3, Mr. Vandergelder asks for a table that seats how many?

3. According to Ermengarde, where does nothing happen?

4. What bothers Mr. Vandergelder about letters?

5. In Act 3, what is Malachi's current weakness?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the second group to show up at Miss Van H.'s house and how does Miss Van H. treat them?

2. Why does Malachi give a purse of money to Cornelius?

3. Why is Ermengarde worried about being in a restaurant with Ambrose?

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

5. What type of unwanted advice does Malachi deliver at the beginning of Act 3?

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

7. What does Miss Van H. think when Cornelius insists he is not who she thinks he is?

8. Why does Miss Van H. decide to help the second group that shows up at her home, even though she is not sure who they are?

9. Why does Miss Van H. want to help Cornelius?

10. Who benefits and who loses from the lost purse of money?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The interaction of the characters is a major part in the resolution of the play. Analyze how and why all of the characters are brought together in Act 4 and the resulting conclusion of this meeting.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following characters and describe their physical appearance, relationship with others, and personal motivation.

- Ambrose.

- Cornelius.

- Mrs. Levi.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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