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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The most significant conflict at the end of Act 1 is:
(a) Michael James has had too much to drink at the wake.
(b) The Widow Quin wants to take Christy home.
(c) Christy has run away from home.
(d) Pegeen is flirting with Christy when she is engaged to someone else.

2. Christy is served a supper of:
(a) Beer and cheese.
(b) Bread and milk.
(c) Meat and water.
(d) Wine and cheese.

3. Pegeen is like her father in that they are both:
(a) Short.
(b) Sarcastic.
(c) Kind hearted.
(d) Conniving.

4. Christy has not been caught for the murder so far because:
(a) Someone else was charged with the murder.
(b) Murder is not considered a crime is his village.
(c) A storm destroyed the victim's home.
(d) He buried the victim.

5. There is a rivalry for Christy's attentions between:
(a) Pegeen and Sarah Tansey.
(b) Pegeen and the Widow Quin.
(c) The Widow Quin and Shaneen.
(d) Margaret and Shaneen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Christy tells Pegeen that his father:

2. In Act 1, Pegeen is engaged to marry:

3. Michael James and his friends Jimmy and Philly are in a hurry to leave so that they can:

4. The setting of Act 1 takes place:

5. Pegeen is referred to as "Pegeen Mike" in the story because:

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Jimmy, Philly, and Michael James think that Christy will make a suitable potboy?

2. How do Philly and Jimmy appear to feel about Christy?

3. Why is Christy so upset to see his father in the village?

4. What does the Widow learn from Old Mahon about Christy's former love life?

5. Describe Pegeen's personality.

6. What gives Christy "a new arrogance?"

7. What function do Michael Flaherty and his friends, Philly and Jimmy perform at the wake of Kate Cassidy?

8. Why does Old Mahon's story arouse suspicion for Philly?

9. What does the Christy promise to do if the Widow helps him?

10. Why does the Widow Quin feel she would be a better fit for Christy than Pegeen?

(see the answer keys)

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