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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. For the young people, what is the only thing Miss Van H. cares about?
2. What item falls out of Mrs. Levi's Bible and changes her?
3. To what does Malachi compare being employed?
4. Whom does Cook want to call about Ermengarde's absence?
5. In Act 3, Mr. Vandergelder asks for a table that seats how many?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of seating arrangement does Mr. Vandergelder request at the restaurant, at the beginning of Act 3?
2. What does Miss Van H. offer to do Barnaby to prevent him from getting cold in the bath and why is this comedic?
3. At the restaurant, what surprises Mrs. Malloy about Millie?
4. Why is Ermengarde worried about being in a restaurant with Ambrose?
5. What is Miss Van H.'s philosophy on life?
6. Why is Cornelius worried, upon taking Mrs. Malloy and Minnie out to dinner?
7. What character change does Ermengarde demonstrate when Miss Van H. plans to leave her and Ambrose in the hall?
8. What set of young lovers is Mr. Vandergelder surprised to see at the restaurant and what is his reaction?
9. What does the money give Cornelius the courage to do?
10. Why does Mrs. Malloy hesitate to return Mr. Vandergelder's purse?
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
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
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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