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. What is Shawn's plan for Christy?
(a) To take Pegeen off his hands.
(b) To beat fear into him.
(c) To go to America and forever leave Pegeen's life.
(d) To win the games.

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

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

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

5. Why was Pegeen angry with Christy for speaking with the girls and the Widow Quin?
(a) She was jealous.
(b) She was afraid she would lose the bounty for his head.
(c) He wouldn't pretend to like her to make Shawn jealous.
(d) She was afraid they might hire him for more than she could pay.

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

7. Which of the following concepts best fit the play?
(a) Good versus evil.
(b) Stereotyping.
(c) Love scorned.
(d) Life or death situations.

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

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

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

11. The term "whisht" in the character's dialect means:
(a) Stop talking.
(b) Rest.
(c) Daydreaming.
(d) Whiskers.

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

13. What does Christy see out the window just as he is about to join the races?
(a) Pegeen kissing Shawn.
(b) Old Mahon.
(c) The peelers.
(d) A black cloud.

14. Where does the Widow Quin tell Old Mahon that Christy is?
(a) She has never seen him.
(b) Back home to turn himself in.
(c) Down to the shore to play in the games.
(d) Gone over the hills to catch a steamer.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Act II opens, what is the time of day?

2. How does Old Mahon describe Christy's personality?

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

4. What is Christy worried about after Old Mahon leaves?

5. When the village girls arrive, they interrupt Christy as he is:

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