Part 1, Act 1, Scenes 1-7
1. Members of the company, speaking in turn, give what information to the audience?
(a) The location of the play.
(b) How to behave as an audience member.
(c) The family background of the Nickleby family.
(d) The family backgrounds of each character in the play.
2. Who is the older Nickleby son?
3. Why does Mrs. Nickleby take her two children with her to see Ralph?
(a) Her husband is spending time with his brother.
(b) She wants to visit her husband's brother.
(c) Ralph has invited them to visit.
(d) Her husband has died and left her penniless.
4. Who does, Member of Parliament, Sir Matthew Pupker face in the tavern?
(a) Angry muffin and crumpet sellers.
(b) An angry mob.
(c) An angry proprietor.
(d) An angry Nicholas Nickleby.
5. Where does this play take place?
(d) New York City.
6. As he arrives at his office, what does Ralph's clerk give him?
(a) A letter informing him of his brother's death, that his brother's family has arrived in town, and that they would like to see him.
(b) A note from Bonney.
(c) His lunch.
(d) A bill for his laundry.
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