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. Whom does Cook want to call about Ermengarde's absence?

2. To what does Mrs. Levi compare money?

3. When surprised at the restaurant, Malachi suggests Mr. Vandergelder do what?

4. In Act 3, Malachi gets what halfway through the night?

5. What former weakness does Malachi confess to the audience?

Short Essay Questions

1. What actions show Miss Van H. to be an eccentric character?

2. What is Miss Van H.'s philosophy on life?

3. Why is Mrs. Malloy's comment about extravagance at dinner ironic?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Mrs. Malloy do at the restaurant that makes her feel young?

9. Why is Cornelius worried, upon taking Mrs. Malloy and Minnie out to dinner?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Several characters in The Matchmaker have been married before and lost their spouse. Choose from one of the following characters and examine how this loss affected their life.

- Mr. Vandergelder.

- Mrs. Malloy.

- Mrs. Levi.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the different philosophies held by Mr. Vandergelder and Mrs. Levi regarding money.

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