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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 Higgins offer to do for Liza at the end of the play?
(a) Pay for her to go to school.
(b) Marry her.
(c) Adopt her as his daughter.
(d) Get her a flower shop.

2. In Act 5, Doolittle reveals that he is miserable because certain people are hounding him. Who are these people, and why are they after Doolitttle?
(a) Women, who want to marry him.
(b) The police, who think he is guilty of stealing the money.
(c) Creditors, asking him to pay his debts.
(d) His relatives, asking for money.

3. Why is Doolittle dressed up at the end of the play?
(a) For his wedding.
(b) To impress Liza and Higgins.
(c) To make a speech.
(d) For Liza and Freddy's wedding.

4. What does Liza ask Higgins about her clothes?
(a) She wants to know if they belong to her or Pickering.
(b) She asks bitterly whether he finds them beautiful on a poor flower girl.
(c) She asks whether they will be any good for her now.
(d) She asks him if he plans to burn them as he did with her old clothes.

5. When Liza meets Freddy in the street at the end of Act 4, where does she say she is going?
(a) To Buckingham Palace.
(b) To kill herself.
(c) To see her father.
(d) Back to the slums where she belongs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Higgins think of Liza at the end of Act 5?

2. What does Liza want from Higgins at the end of the play?

3. What does Liza say she doesn't want to be accused of?

4. What is the main reason Higgins brings Liza to the social visit at the beginning of Act 3?

5. What is striking about Neppomuck's appearance?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Neppomuck. Who is he, and what does Higgins think of him?

2. Why doesn't Higgins want Liza to fetch his slippers for him and perform other like tasks?

3. What does Higgins conclude about the evening and about their joint project at the beginning of Act 4? What does he say that hurts Liza's feelings?

4. How does Liza succeed in hurting Higgins in Act 4?

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. How do Freddy and Clara feel about Liza after meeting her, and why do they probably feel this way?

7. What does Higgins mean when he says that people are really "savages"?

8. Why is Doolittle unhappy with his new status? What is ironic about this?

9. 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?

10. 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?

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