Pygmalion Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Pickering want Liza to do at the end of Act 5?
(a) Go back to her father where she belongs.
(b) Marry Freddy and be happy.
(c) Forgive Higgins and come back.
(d) Open a flower shop.

2. What does the taxicab driver realize about Liza that humiliates her?
(a) She is really a prostitute.
(b) She's never ridden in a taxi before and has no idea how much it costs.
(c) She lives in a slum.
(d) She doesn't have any money and cannot pay for the taxi.

3. Based on what you read in the Preface, with which of the following statements do you think Shaw would agree?
(a) Great art should not seek to teach lessons, but to entertain.
(b) Great art cannot please everyone; there will always be some wiseacres who cannot appreciate it.
(c) Truly great art should not seek to be commercially successful.
(d) All great art must be didactic; that is, it should teach people something.

4. What does Higgins say about the experiment with Liza?
(a) It is dreadfully boring and he thanks God it's over.
(b) It is the most significant experiment of his entire career.
(c) It will make him famous if anyone finds out--which they won't.
(d) He is so nervous about it that he's glad it's finally over.

5. What does Mrs. Higgins think when her son shows up for a social visit at the beginning of Act 3?
(a) She is delighted and she brags to all her friends about him.
(b) She wants him to leave because he offends all her friends.
(c) She is delighted to see him and she always begs him to socialize more.
(d) She wants to introduce him to some young ladies eligible for marriage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Liza think about the party?

2. What compliment does Higgins pay Liza during their discussion after the party?

3. What does Sweet send Shaw?

4. Which best describes the first scene?

5. What does Higgins think of Neppomuck?

(see the answer key)

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