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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the one area of agreement between Kate and Mr. Hardcastle about Marlow?
(a) Maybe he is just tired from the long trip from London.
(b) He is a man with a split personality.
(c) They think they can change him to be a respectable gentleman.
(d) If he is what they saw of him on first meeting, neither of them will consent to a marriage.

2. Left behind as Hardcastle and Marlow go to the bedrooms, who does Hastings see?
(a) Diggory.
(b) Constance Neville.
(c) Kate Hardcastle.
(d) Mrs. Hardcastle.

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

4. What is Hastings' double entendre about the calf brains on the menu?
(a) A brain is something missing in most houses.
(b) I supposed you had only a half a brain.
(c) Do you suggest we lack brains, sir?
(d) Let your brains be knocked out, sir, I don't like them.

5. Hardcastle is stunned by their rudeness but offers what service?
(a) To let them go to the kitchen and prepare their own supper.
(b) To alter anything on the menu.
(c) To feed them only bread and water.
(d) To send out for their supper.

6. What has been established for Hastings in Act 3?
(a) That Constance will forget her jewels and elope with Hastings.
(b) That Tony Lumpkin had nothing to do with the joke.
(c) That Marlow is madly in love with Kate.
(d) That he is in Hardcastle's house and not an inn.

7. What does Mr. Hardcastle say Marlow has to do?
(a) Crawl on his hands and knees.
(b) Reconcile contradictions.
(c) Give up playing jokes on his host.
(d) Work in the inn for one year.

8. Does Mr. Hardcastle think he might change his mind about Marlow?
(a) No, he trusts his first impression.
(b) No, because he will not give him a chance to apologize.
(c) Yes, if Sir Charles comes and straightens his son out.
(d) Yes, because Kate might end up being an old maid.

9. When Marlow and Hastings enter the Three Pigeons, Marlow is complaining about the distance they came. What does Hastings say?
(a) It was because he would not stop and ask directions.
(b) It was because they had no roadmap to the Hardcastle estate.
(c) It was because he forgot his top hat and had to go back for it.
(d) It was because a wheel broke on the carriage and they had to haul it to London.

10. Why is Mrs. Hardcastle trying to make a match between Tony and Constance?
(a) Tony needs to settle down before he gets too old.
(b) Constance inherited a fortune in jewels.
(c) Tony has never been able to attract a woman.
(d) Constance stands to inherit a title.

11. What does Hardcastle assume from Kate's comments about Marlow?
(a) That her judgement is failing her.
(b) That she must have met someone else.
(c) That Marlow knows how to speak with a lady.
(d) That she finds him as objectionable as he does.

12. What does Tony tell Marlow and Hastings about the owner of the inn?
(a) He tells them that the owner is away and there are imposters in the inn.
(b) He tells them that the old man loves to play tricks on his guests.
(c) He says that he is closing the inn and fancies himself a country gentleman.
(d) He tells them that the old man is a lunatic.

13. What sort of sales pitch does Mr. Hardcastle make to his daughter?
(a) He wants her to learn to cook.
(b) He begs her to spend less on clothes.
(c) He offers to send her to the university.
(d) He praises a young man who is coming to visit.

14. Why does Constance not believe that Mrs. Hardcastle has lost her jewels?
(a) Because Mrs. Hardcastle knows the value of the jewels.
(b) Because Tony told her they are not lost.
(c) Because she has them herself.
(d) Because she knows where Mrs. Harcastle keeps them.

15. What does Tony do when he discovers that Marlow and Hastings are hopelessly lost?
(a) He gives them long, complicated directions to Hardcastle mansion.
(b) He tells them no one in those parts know a Mr. Hardcastle.
(c) He sends them headed back toward London.
(d) He offers to go with them to show the way.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Marlow envy Hastings?

2. What is Tony looking forward to in the near future?

3. What is Tony's composition he leads at the Three Pigeons?

4. Who comes to visit Kate as she is contemplating the evening and meeting Marlow?

5. What suggestion is made that the landlady might do?

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