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

2. The responsibility of barkeep in Michael James' establishment falls to:
(a) Pegeen
(b) His wife.
(c) Shawn
(d) Michael James

3. Pegeen's approximate age in the play is:
(a) Fifteen years old.
(b) Twenty years old.
(c) Twenty five years old.
(d) Fifty years old.

4. A characteristic of Pegeen's personality that appears often is her:
(a) Kindness.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Devoutness.
(d) Feistiness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Christy describes himself to Pegeen and the men as:

2. Shawn is mocked by Pegeen and her father because:

3. Which of the following characters does not appear in Act 1?

4. Christy has not been caught for the murder so far because:

5. Pegeen's discussion with Christy after her father leaves is interrupted by:

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Widow Quin mean when she calls Christy "The Playboy of the Western World?"

2. What is Shawn afraid of?

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

4. What plan do Christy and the Widow devise when Old Mahon comes to town looking for Christy?

5. What do Shawn's reservations about staying with Pegeen before their marriage suggest about his character?

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

7. What does Christy fight with his father about that results in Christy hitting him over the head?

8. Why is the Widow Quin interested in getting Christy to marry her in order to help Shawn?

9. Why does Pegeen say she is the fright of seven townlands?

10. How does the Widow try to dissuade Philly and Jimmy from following Old Mahon?

(see the answer keys)

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