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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Higgins tempt Liza with just as she is about to leave?
(a) A chocolate.
(b) A diamond ring.
(c) New clothes.
(d) A purse full of coins.

2. Who is Tito Pagliardini?
(a) An expert in Italian dialects.
(b) A phonetics expert.
(c) A playwright.
(d) An opera singer.

3. What does Higgins say when he finds that Liza is not married?
(a) He will marry her himself.
(b) Men will soon be dying for her.
(c) She will marry a duke.
(d) Nobody would want to marry the likes of her.

4. How does Liza feel about the bedroom she'll be staying in?
(a) She's not used to sleeping in a bed and it seems very strange to her.
(b) She's amazed by its luxurious furnishings.
(c) She says it makes her feel like a duchess.
(d) She thinks it's too good and clean for the likes of her.

5. According to Shaw, what can people do to get rid of their low-class accents?
(a) They must be trained by a phonetics expert.
(b) People should not try to get rid of their low-class accents; they should be proud of the way they speak.
(c) It cannot be done in real life.
(d) They should imitate people who speak proper English.

6. What is NOT one of Henry Higgins's faults?
(a) He is careless about other people's feelings.
(b) He sometimes has tantrums when things go wrong.
(c) He is willing to be malicious and cruel in order to get ahead.
(d) He can be a bully.

7. Which of the following is among Liza's treasured possessions?
(a) A birdcage.
(b) A picture of her deceased mother.
(c) A book of Shakespeare's plays.
(d) A fashionable dress that she has never worn.

8. Who is in Higgins's laboratory with Higgins at the beginning of Act 2?
(a) Nobody; Higgins is alone.
(b) Pickering.
(c) Mrs. Pearce.
(d) Liza Doolittle.

9. What is one example Shaw gives of when people might want to change their accents?
(a) To play the Queen of Spain onstage.
(b) To become teachers.
(c) To win love.
(d) To meet monarchs such as the Queen of Spain.

10. What should happen with the English alphabet, according to Shaw?
(a) It should be increased to the size of the Russian alphabet.
(b) It should be simplified to include only the most essential letters.
(c) It should be the same as the Spanish alphabet.
(d) It should be completely modified to conform with classical Greek letters.

11. What does an upside-down e represent?
(a) A vowel of indefinite sound.
(b) An uncommon vowel in English.
(c) It is a symbol of the uselessnesss of alphabets.
(d) It is similar to a question mark.

12. What is Liza afraid will kill her?
(a) The electric lights.
(b) A bath.
(c) Her father, if he finds out where she is.
(d) The draft from the window.

13. How old is the Flower Girl?
(a) She is about eighteen or twenty.
(b) She is "sweet sixteen."
(c) She is only fourteen or fifteen.
(d) She has just turned twenty-one.

14. What are the Pitman and Gregg systems?
(a) Early dictaphones.
(b) Phonetic alphabets.
(c) Successful business organizations.
(d) Popular systems of shorthand.

15. On what basis do some English people despise others?
(a) Their accents or dialects of English.
(b) Whether they are foreign or native-born citizens.
(c) Their level of education.
(d) Their socioeconomic class.

Short Answer Questions

1. To Shaw, what is the main advantage of Henry Sweet's "Current Shorthand"?

2. How much money does Doolittle demand from Higgins in exchange for his daughter?

3. What is a problem with the English language, according to Shaw?

4. What should happen with the spelling of the English language, according to Shaw?

5. What is Liza's father's profession?

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