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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. Why is Doolittle dressed up at the end of the play?
(a) For Liza and Freddy's wedding.
(b) To make a speech.
(c) To impress Liza and Higgins.
(d) For his wedding.
2. What does the ambassador's wife think of Liza?
(a) Liza looks strangely familiar.
(b) Liza may have a secret.
(c) Liza could become a diplomat.
(d) Liza is a sensation, and must have royal blood.
3. 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 him if he plans to burn them as he did with her old clothes.
(c) She wants to know if they belong to her or Pickering.
(d) She asks whether they will be any good for her now.
4. Where is Liza at the beginning of Act 5?
(a) Back in Covent Garden, wandering in the vegetable market.
(b) With Freddy.
(c) With her father.
(d) With Mrs. Higgins.
5. What does Higgins think of Liza at the end of Act 5?
(a) She's an ignorant fool.
(b) She's a millstone around his neck.
(c) She's the loveliest girl he's ever seen.
(d) She is a tower of strength.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Liza think about the party?
2. What does Liza do when she looks into the mirror?
3. Who is delighted with Liza's "small talk" during the social visit with the Eynsford Hills in Act 3?
4. What does Pickering want Liza to do at the end of Act 5?
5. Why is Liza's father, Doolittle, upset with Higgins?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. 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?
3. What does Higgins mean when he says that "my manners are exactly the same as Pickering's"? In what sense is he right? In what sense is he wrong?
4. What does Liza say about marriage in Act 4? What does her statement reveal about her morals?
5. 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?
6. Why is Doolittle unhappy with his new status? What is ironic about this?
7. During the social visit with Mrs. Higgins and the Eynsford Hills, what does Liza say that is shocking?
8. How does Higgins behave during the social visit? Explain. What does this "gentleman's" ungentlemanly behavior suggest about class differences?
9. Why doesn't Higgins want Liza to fetch his slippers for him and perform other like tasks?
10. What does Higgins mean when he says that people are really "savages"?
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