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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 is the setting at the beginning of Act 3?
(a) Buckingham Palace.
(b) Mrs. Eynsford Hill's parlor.
(c) Mrs. Higgins's drawing room.
(d) The Embassy.
2. What is the difference between a lady and a flower girl?
(a) Her moral values.
(b) How she's treated.
(c) How she speaks.
(d) How she behaves.
3. What does Liza say she doesn't want to be accused of?
4. Who says, "The secret is not having good manners or bad manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls."
(d) Liza's father.
5. To whom does Liza plan to go for advice the day after she leaves Higgins?
(a) Mrs. Higgins.
(c) Her father.
(d) Mrs. Pearce.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Higgins say Liza might do next?
2. What is the main reason Higgins brings Liza to the social visit at the beginning of Act 3?
3. Which of the following does Higgins call Liza in Act 4 when she bursts out in a rage at him?
4. What does Higgins think of his mother?
5. Why is Pickering afraid at the party?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Liza so upset in Act 4? What does she want to know?
2. How does Liza finally come into her own as a woman at the end of Act 5?
3. What happens to Doolittle in Act 5? Explain how Higgins is responsible.
4. What does Higgins think Liza should do with her future? Does he really give it any thought?
5. 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?
6. Describe Neppomuck. Who is he, and what does Higgins think of him?
7. Why is Doolittle unhappy with his new status? What is ironic about this?
8. What does Mrs. Higgins say when she learns the two men have phoned the police at the beginning of Act 5? What does Mrs. Higgins realize about Liza that the two men do not?
9. Describe Mrs. Higgins and her relationship with her son.
10. What does Liza say about marriage in Act 4? What does her statement reveal about her morals?
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