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. Which character has the most at stake due to the appearance of Christy?
(a) Old Mahon.
(b) Pegeen.
(c) Shawn.
(d) The Widow Quin.

2. Which of the following characters could be described as the most impulsive?
(a) Christy Mahon
(b) Shawn Keogh
(c) Old Mahon
(d) The Widow Quin

3. The character who is most unbending about his or her religious beliefs is:
(a) Christy.
(b) Pegeen.
(c) Shawn.
(d) Michael Flaherty.

4. The conflict that appears in Act II is:
(a) Christy can't decide whether he should tell Pegeen the truth.
(b) Old Mahon shows up to take Christy back home.
(c) Pegeen and the Widow Quin are fighting over Christy.
(d) Pegeen cannot decide between Shawn and Christy.

5. When the village girls come to meet Christy, the one item they do not bring him is?
(a) Duck eggs.
(b) Butter.
(c) Cake.
(d) Bacon.

6. Which character comes up with the idea of entering Christy into the races and games?
(a) Shawn Keogh
(b) The Widow Quin.
(c) Pegeen.
(d) Sara Tansey.

7. Christy leaves Pegeen's house to go:
(a) To be blessed.
(b) Follow Old Mahon and finish him off.
(c) Find Michael Flaherty.
(d) Down to join in the races.

8. Which of the following would not be offered in trade for a favor by the characters in the play?
(a) Dung.
(b) Poteen.
(c) Potatoes.
(d) Blessings.

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

10. Who is "The Playboy of the Western World?"
(a) Christy Mahon
(b) Shaneen Keogh
(c) Old Mahon
(d) Michael Flaherty

11. Why does Shawn say Christy and Pegeen don't suit each other?
(a) Christy is too short.
(b) They are too much alike.
(c) They will be strangling each other in a score of days.
(d) Pegeen is fickle.

12. 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) Not speaking to him.
(c) Banishing him from her home.
(d) Making him scrub the dishes.

13. During the girls' discussion of the boots, Sara Tansey:
(a) Flings the door open and threatens to shoot Christy.
(b) Suggests they wait for Pegeen to return.
(c) Makes coffee.
(d) Tries the boots on and considers keeping them.

14. What is Pegeen's reaction when she enters her home to find the village girls toasting Christy and the Widow Quin?
(a) She chases them out with a broom.
(b) She is not pleased.
(c) She tries to get them to take Christy with them.
(d) She is thankful for their help.

15. How does Old Mahon describe Christy's personality?
(a) Studious.
(b) Sensible.
(c) Foolish and timid.
(d) Hot tempered.

Short Answer Questions

1. The setting change from night in Act 1 to morning in Act II has an effect on what?

2. Act II opens with Christy performing what activity?

3. What would the Widow Quin not have Christy do if he came to live with her?

4. What do the girls from the village want from Christy?

5. Christy tells the Widow Quin:

(see the answer keys)

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