Mid-Book Test - Medium
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The ethnic background of the characters in the play is:
(c) First generation American.
2. When Pegeen asks Christy if he is attracting many girls after telling his story, he replies:
(b) "Yes, they won't leave me be."
(c) "I haven't told my story no place till this night."
(d) "No, just the Widow Quin."
3. Shawn is mocked by Pegeen and her father because:
(a) He won't fight Christy Mahon.
(b) He won't go to the wake.
(c) He says he is God fearing when he is really just afraid.
(d) Pegeen is smaller than him and can beat him up.
4. What do both Shawn and Michael James claim to hear from a ditch on the side of the road that evening?
(a) A wolf howling.
(c) Someone groaning.
(d) A rabid dog growling.
5. Pegeen's formal name is:
(a) Pegeen Mike.
(b) Widow Quin.
(c) Sara Tansey.
(d) Margaret Flaherty.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the beginning of Act 1, Pegeen is complaining because:
2. The term "pot-boy" refers to:
3. In Act 1, Pegeen is engaged to marry:
4. When the characters use the term "himself" they are referring to:
5. Christy Mahon's big secret is that:
Short Essay Questions
1. What gives Christy "a new arrogance?"
2. Describe Shawn's reaction to Christy being offered the job as potboy.
3. Explain the role that religion plays in the story?
4. Why do Jimmy, Philly, and Michael James think that Christy will make a suitable potboy?
5. What of man if Christy's father, according to Christy?
6. How does the Widow try to dissuade Philly and Jimmy from following Old Mahon?
7. Why is it not in Christy's best interests to tell everyone the story of how he murdered his dad?
8. What does the Widow learn from Old Mahon about Christy's former love life?
9. Describe how Pegeen gets Christy to tell them why he is running from the police.
10. What is fueling Christy's newfound confidence?
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