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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tony warn them of once they get to the inn?
(a) The owner will warn them about touching his daughter.
(b) The food will be very bad.
(c) The owner will introduce them to his talkative wife.
(d) The owner will want to sit and talk with them.

2. What joke does Tony play on Hastings and Marlow?.
(a) He puts something in their ale that will put them to sleep.
(b) He sends someone out to loosen the reins on their horses.
(c) He gives them directions to Hardcastle's house but tells them it is an inn.
(d) He tells them that Hardcastle and his daughter have gone to Paris.

3. What funny comment does Hardcastle make to the audience about the behavior of Marlow and Hastings?
(a) Next thing he'll want me to fluff his pillows.
(b) If he were not Sir Charles' son, I'd send him packing.
(c) It may be modern modesty but looks like old-fashioned impudence.
(d) No wonder Sir Charles was anxious to send his son to the country.

4. What dichotomy does Marlow bewail?
(a) An impudent man may fake modesty, but a modest man cannot fake impudence.
(b) Low class women are not bound by the reserve of upper class women.
(c) You cannot pay upper class women the same as you do the lower class.
(d) Lower class women do not expect marriage like the upper class.

5. What is Marlow's reaction when he sees the menu for the night's supper?
(a) He does not believe the menu is correct.
(b) He thinks it is rustic food.
(c) He is shocked, thinking it will be expensive.
(d) He cannot eat rich food at night.

6. Who comes to visit Kate as she is contemplating the evening and meeting Marlow?
(a) The maid with a glass of milk.
(b) Mrs. Hardcastle wanting to know what her husband told Kate.
(c) Tony Lumpkin, her stepbrother.
(d) Constance Neville, her best friend.

7. As the play opens, who are the two characters who enter from the right?
(a) Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle
(b) The maid and Mrs. Hardcastle
(c) Kate and Marlow
(d) Marlow and Hastings

8. How do Hastings and Marlow continue to ignore Hardcastle?
(a) By going to look out of the window.
(b) By discussing what to wear before they go on to meet Kate and Constance.
(c) By talking loudly to each other.
(d) By keeping their backs to him.

9. Anxious to be off, what does Marlow ask Tony?
(a) Are there any bridges to cross?
(b) Can we purchase some torches here?
(c) We are to turn right, did you say?
(d) How much do you think they will charge?

10. What does Mr. Hardcastle expect from Diggory who was brought into the house from his work in the barn?
(a) To make a show at the side table.
(b) To dance and entertain the guests.
(c) To perform the duties of butler.
(d) To act as doorman.

11. What hinders Marlow from seeking a wife?
(a) He fears he cannot endure an arranged marriage.
(b) Going through the terrors of a formal courtship.
(c) He has no one to arrange a marriage for him.
(d) His preference for barmaids.

12. What is the one thing about the man whose name is Marlow that Kate does not particularly like?
(a) Her father says Marlow is reserved and shy.
(b) Her father says that Marlow is reputed to be quite vain.
(c) He father says that Marlow takes snuff.
(d) He father says that Marlow occasionally drinks too much.

13. As soon as Hardcastle is out of sight, what do the servants begin saying?
(a) None of them can remember his or her job.
(b) They begin arguing over which one is most important.
(c) They say the master has lost his mind.
(d) They say they are going back to their old jobs.

14. Seeing the good furniture, what does Hasting fear?
(a) That this might not be an inn after all.
(b) That they will be overcharged for their stay.
(c) That the beds will be hard and uncomfortable.
(d) That it is an antique shop.

15. What does Mr. Hardcastle say the neighbors bring back from their trips to town?
(a) Things for which they have no use.
(b) Bills and bad dispositions.
(c) Vanity and affectation.
(d) Useless furniture and ugly paintings.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Hardcastle tell his wife when she suggests that Tony is consumptive.

2. How is the scene in the Three Pigeons a satire on sentimental comedy?

3. What has been established for Hastings in Act 3?

4. Where does Diggory say he learned how to hold his hands?

5. Who is Hardcastle reminded of when he hears the word retreat?

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