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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 Pickering want Liza to do at the end of Act 5?
(a) Go back to her father where she belongs.
(b) Forgive Higgins and come back.
(c) Marry Freddy and be happy.
(d) Open a flower shop.
2. What does Higgins think of his mother?
(a) He is annoyed by her nagging.
(b) He puts up with her because he loves her so much.
(c) He adores her and finds her the model of all lovable women.
(d) He thinks she is like all other women, a silly fool.
3. 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.
4. For whom or what does Pickering say the evening has been a real triumph?
(a) For Liza.
(b) For the young science of phonetics.
(c) For humanity.
(d) For Higgins.
5. What does Higgins say Liza might do next?
(a) Become a teacher of phonetics.
(b) Go back to her father.
(c) Open a jewelry shop.
(d) Get married.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom do Higgins and Pickering call on the phone when they find Liza missing?
2. Why is Freddy waiting outside Higgins's house when Liza leaves Higgins?
3. According to Higgins, what is Freddy?
4. What does Higgins offer to do for Liza at the end of the play?
5. Which best describes Liza's mood when the group first returns home from the party?
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 does Higgins think Liza should do with her future? Does he really give it any thought?
3. How does Liza finally come into her own as a woman at the end of Act 5?
4. Describe Mrs. Higgins and her relationship with her son.
5. How does Liza succeed in hurting Higgins in Act 4?
6. Why is Pickering just as important to Liza's transformation as Higgins, if not more so? What is he able to teach her that Higgins could not?
7. 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?
8. What does Higgins mean when he says that people are really "savages"?
9. What does Liza ultimately think of the party and of her success at the end of Act 3?
10. How do Freddy and Clara feel about Liza after meeting her, and why do they probably feel this way?
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