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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Mrs. Hardcastle's complaint with her husband?
(a) They do not travel to town now and then.
(b) He has no taste in furniture.
(c) They never have company come to the house.
(d) He doesn't dress for dinner.

2. When does Mrs. Hardcastle insist will be the time for Constance to wear jewels?
(a) Only when she has paste copies of them.
(b) Only when she's presented at court.
(c) When she is in her forties and her beauty needs repairing.
(d) They are for looking at and not for wearing.

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

4. What do Hastings and Marlow believe?
(a) That they must get away from Hardcastle.
(b) That they might stay over one more night.
(c) That Hardcastle can tell them which way to go to find Kate.
(d) That what Tony told them about the innkeeper is true.

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

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) Constance Neville, her best friend.
(d) Tony Lumpkin, her stepbrother.

7. How does Hardcastle say the servants are like their betters?
(a) They are too concerned about their dress.
(b) They want some staff to be under them.
(c) They are only interested in the money.
(d) They are arguing over places of importance.

8. After the meal problem is settled, what demands do Marlow and Hastings make?
(a) That new mattresses be placed on their beds.
(b) That their bed chambers are aired out properly.
(c) That their beds are positioned facing East.
(d) That they go see to the making of their beds.

9. What does Tony come running into the room to announce?
(a) That he has Constance's jewels to give her.
(b) That the barn is on fire.
(c) That he overheard Hastings and Constance planning an elopement.
(d) That his mother will not release the jewels.

10. 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 keeping their backs to him.
(d) By talking loudly to each other.

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

12. Mr. Hardcastle is furious with Marlow. What does he say out loud to himself about the young man?
(a) He is the most impudent piece of brass that ever spoke with a tongue.
(b) That he should run him off with a pitchfork.
(c) That he must not let Kate meet the young man.
(d) That he cannot understand Sir Charles playing such a joke on him.

13. 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 offers to go with them to show the way.
(c) He tells them no one in those parts know a Mr. Hardcastle.
(d) He sends them headed back toward London.

14. What does the landlord say about available accommodations?
(a) He says they can sit down and put their heads on a table.
(b) He says they are welcome to sleep in the barn.
(c) He says there is only one bed with three men in it already.
(d) He says they can have the bridal suite.

15. How does Hardcastle finally get the attention of Marlow and Hastings?
(a) By mentioning sex.
(b) By talking louder.
(c) By firing a pistol.
(d) By kicking them.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Marlow and Hastings enter the Three Pigeons, Marlow is complaining about the distance they came. What does Hastings say?

2. What refreshment does Marlow ask of Hardcastle?

3. Does Mr. Hardcastle think he might change his mind about Marlow?

4. How is Mr. Hardcastle astonished by Kate's conversation?

5. What is Hardcastle's toast after passing out the punch?

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