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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The term "pot-boy" refers to:
(a) A boy hired to bring food home from the market in a pot.
(b) A young lad paid a meager fee to keep a woman from being alone.
(c) A boy hired to empty the contents of the out house.
(d) A boy who collects coins in a pot at a wake.

2. Pegeen's father is going out for the evening to:
(a) Visit the Widow Quin.
(b) Kate Cassidy's wake.
(c) Go hunting.
(d) Church.

3. The character of Christy is portrayed as:
(a) A dunce.
(b) A cold blooded murderer.
(c) Young and naive.
(d) Brave and heroic.

4. Pegeen imagines that Christy must have the temperament of:
(a) A dead fish.
(b) A man filled with blind rage.
(c) A rattle snake ready to attack its next victim.
(d) A plow horse full of patience.

5. In Act 1, Pegeen is engaged to marry:
(a) Christy Mahon.
(b) Shawn Keogh.
(c) No one.
(d) Michael James Flaherty.

6. Which of the following characters does not appear in Act 1?
(a) Jimmy Farrell
(b) Old Mahon
(c) Philly Cullen
(d) Margaret Flaherty

7. When the character, Christy Mahon enters the scene, he is:
(a) Tired, frightened, and dirty.
(b) Looking for a bride.
(c) Suffering from a severe gash in his head.
(d) Looking for the police.

8. Pegeen is like her father in that they are both:
(a) Short.
(b) Conniving.
(c) Sarcastic.
(d) Kind hearted.

9. The author's dialogue and description of the night gives what impression?
(a) It is the most exciting time of day.
(b) It is peaceful and serene.
(c) It is not safe to be out after dark.
(d) It is a perfect time for visiting neighbors.

10. At the end of Act 1, Christy thinks to himself:
(a) "Wasn't I a foolish fellow not to go home with the Widow Quin."
(b) "Wasn't I a foolish fellow to tell these folks of my murderous deed."
(c) "Wasn't I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by."
(d) "Wasn't I a foolish fellow to run this far from home."

11. As Michael James meets and converses with Christy, he addresses him as:
(a) Stranger.
(b) Divil boy.
(c) Mister honey.
(d) Queer lad.

12. In his first conversation with Pegeen, Shawn's character is revealed as that of a:
(a) Braggart.
(b) Lecher.
(c) Coward.
(d) Hero.

13. Pegeen's formal name is:
(a) Margaret Flaherty.
(b) Pegeen Mike.
(c) Sara Tansey.
(d) Widow Quin.

14. Pegeen's discussion with Christy after her father leaves is interrupted by:
(a) The Widow Quin.
(b) Old Mahon.
(c) Shawn.
(d) The peelers.

15. Christy responds to Pegeen with, "We're alike so" after she tells him:
(a) She wants to marry young.
(b) She wants to get married.
(c) She is going to kill her father.
(d) She can't wait to leave town.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Pegeen asks Christy if he is attracting many girls after telling his story, he replies:

2. Once she is alone with Christy, Pegeen spends a great deal of time:

3. A characteristic of Pegeen's personality that appears often is her:

4. What do both Shawn and Michael James claim to hear from a ditch on the side of the road that evening?

5. Christy describes himself to Pegeen and the men as:

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