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

3. 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 is thankful for their help.
(d) She tries to get them to take Christy with them.

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

5. Which character can be described as a character foil for Pegeen?
(a) Shawn.
(b) James Flaherty.
(c) Christy.
(d) The Widow Quin.

6. When Christy comes out of the back room, the girls:
(a) Tell him he should marry the Widow Quin.
(b) Welcome him and offer him food they have brought him.
(c) Condemn him for his lack of Godly morals.
(d) Scream and run away.

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

8. Which character tells the village girls about Christy and sends them to meet him?
(a) Father Reilly.
(b) Shawn.
(c) Pegeen.
(d) The Widow Quin.

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

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

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

12. What is the mood in Act II?
(a) Mysterious.
(b) Somber.
(c) Silly.
(d) Tense.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Shawn's plan for Christy?

2. In what way does Christy demonstrate courage in Act II?

3. The character who is most unbending about his or her religious beliefs is:

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

5. Which character has the most at stake due to the appearance of Christy?

(see the answer keys)

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