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. When Christy and Pegeen talk about what their life might be like together, they are:
(a) Preparing to run away together.
(b) Realistic.
(c) Cautious.
(d) Fantasizing.

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

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

4. What happens each time Christy tells his story?
(a) It becomes more dramatic.
(b) He cries.
(c) Another village member wants to marry him.
(d) He adds more lies to it.

5. Which character in the story seems to have the most self-doubt?
(a) Shawn.
(b) Pegeen.
(c) Christy.
(d) Old Mahon.

6. In what way does Christy demonstrate courage in Act II?
(a) He tells the Widow Quin to leave him alone.
(b) He professes his love for Pegeen.
(c) He admits his crime to the police.
(d) He strikes a beggar that is bothering Pegeen.

7. 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.

8. The Widow Quin enters the scene and suggests that he tell all of them his story while:
(a) She stalls for time.
(b) Michael James sleeps off his hangover.
(c) Pegeen sends for the police.
(d) They make him breakfast.

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

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

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

12. Where is Christy in actuality while the Widow Quin is taking to Old Mahon?
(a) Down below at the races.
(b) Under the bed.
(c) Behind the door.
(d) At church.

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

14. Christy tells Pegeen that he doesn't want to leave because:
(a) He is afraid to walk the streets alone.
(b) His blistered feet still hurt.
(c) He is afraid Shawn will hurt her.
(d) He will be lonesome without her.

15. What does Old Mahon insist the Widow Quin examine?
(a) His hat.
(b) His head.
(c) His mind.
(d) His son.

Short Answer Questions

1. Christy tells the girls and the Widow Quin that his father wanted him to:

2. What is poteen?

3. Which character can be described as a character foil for Pegeen?

4. What is the mood in Act II?

5. Which character tells the village girls about Christy and sends them to meet him?

(see the answer keys)

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