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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. What does Liza ask Higgins about her clothes?
(a) She asks bitterly whether he finds them beautiful on a poor flower girl.
(b) She asks whether they will be any good for her now.
(c) She wants to know if they belong to her or Pickering.
(d) She asks him if he plans to burn them as he did with her old clothes.
2. How is Mrs. Higgins portrayed?
(a) Silly and snobbish.
(b) Elegant and sensible.
(c) Adoring of her son, her only child.
(d) Very controlling of her son.
3. What does Higgins think is a disgusting sight?
(a) An ungrateful, snobbish woman.
(b) A woman "s'yollin voylets" (selling violets) in the gutter.
(c) A woman fetching a man's slippers like a slave.
(d) A woman shouting for independence.
4. What does Higgins eat while he talks of Liza's future?
(a) A pear.
(b) An apple.
5. What does Higgins say to Liza after she faces up to him and hurts his feelings in Act 4?
(a) There can never be any feeling between the likes of her and the likes of him.
(b) She has wounded him to the core.
(c) Such an insignificant girl as her can never hurt him.
(d) He always loved her, although she never knew it.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the last part of Act 3, Higgins and Pickering take Liza for her final test. Where does this "test" take place?
2. What does Liza say she never did when she was a flower girl?
3. What does Higgins throw into the fire?
4. Where do Freddy and Liza go at the end of Act 4?
5. What is Mrs. Higgins concerned about after meeting Liza at the social visit in Act 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pickering think about the evening? How do his feelings differ from Higgins's? How does he succeed in hurting Liza as well?
2. What do Neppomuck and the ambassador's wife conclude about Liza? What does it suggest about class differences and about high society that Liza is so easily able to fool everyone at the party?
3. What does Higgins mean when he says that people are really "savages"?
4. How does Higgins behave during the social visit? Explain. What does this "gentleman's" ungentlemanly behavior suggest about class differences?
5. Does Higgins really not care about Liza? How can you tell? What comments and reactions on Higgins's part show that he is growing fond of Eliza?
6. What happens to Doolittle in Act 5? Explain how Higgins is responsible.
7. Describe Neppomuck. Who is he, and what does Higgins think of him?
8. What does Liza say about marriage in Act 4? What does her statement reveal about her morals?
9. How does Freddy feel about Liza and what does he want from her? How is he different from Higgins?
10. During the social visit with Mrs. Higgins and the Eynsford Hills, what does Liza say that is shocking?
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