The Playboy of the Western World Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of Act II, Christy is summoned by:
(a) Father Reilly.
(b) Pegeen.
(c) The peelers.
(d) The village girls.

2. The majority of the characters' dialogues include:
(a) Exaggeration.
(b) Blessing the Lord.
(c) Prose.
(d) Fowl language.

3. Pegeen punishes Christy for being friendly to the girls by:
(a) Telling the details of the hanging of a man who killed his da.
(b) Making him scrub the dishes.
(c) Not speaking to him.
(d) Banishing him from her home.

4. Why has Old Mahon come to Pegeen's home?
(a) To attend Pegeen's wedding.
(b) To find a wife.
(c) To apologize.
(d) To beat his son and bring him home.

5. What do the girls from the village want from Christy?
(a) His money.
(b) His advice.
(c) His attentions.
(d) To punish Pegeen.

6. A literary term for Pegeen's warning to Christy about what will happen if he keeps telling his story is?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Irony.
(c) Imagery.
(d) Satire.

7. When Act II opens, what is the time of day?
(a) Midnight.
(b) Afternoon tea time.
(c) Morning light.
(d) High noon.

8. The villagers seem very religious, yet they treat Christy with:
(a) Awe for his bravery.
(b) Patience because he is not as devout as they are.
(c) Kindness because his father was cruel.
(d) Pity because he is poorer than they are.

9. What is Christy worried about after Old Mahon leaves?
(a) That Old Mahon will return for him.
(b) What Pegeen will think of him when she hears the story.
(c) That he will be turned in to the police.
(d) That he will be late for the games.

10. What is the most significant plot change in Act II?
(a) Christy receives a new coat from Shawn.
(b) The appearance of Old Mahon.
(c) The Widow Quin helping Shawn.
(d) Christy is arrested.

11. What Christy offer the Widow Quin if she will help him win Pegeen?
(a) A path on his property that leads to the river.
(b) Chickens.
(c) Prayers that will get her to heaven at the time of her death.
(d) A job at Pegeen's once they are wed.

12. The motivation for sending the girls to meet Christy is:
(a) To spy on him.
(b) The hope that he will like one of them better than Pegeen.
(c) To ask if he really is a murderer.
(d) To bring him back to the Widow Quin's house.

13. Act II opens with Christy performing what activity?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Polishing his boots.
(c) Answering the door to a group of young women.
(d) Polishing Pegeen's boots.

14. What does the mirror at the beginning of the scene symbolize?
(a) Christy's two-faced personality.
(b) Christy's reflective personality.
(c) Christy's habit of always looking back.
(d) Christy's vanity.

15. What does Christy say his father did just before Christy struck him?
(a) Swung a scythe at him.
(b) Cursed at him.
(c) Grounded him.
(d) Punched him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is "The Playboy of the Western World?"

2. What does Christy see out the window just as he is about to join the races?

3. The term "whisht" in the character's dialect means:

4. What is Christy's reaction to his father?

5. Christy's demeanor as he tells his story can be described as which of the following?

(see the answer keys)

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