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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Kate say to Constance about her brother Tony?
(a) She says that she could almost love him for hating Constance so.
(b) She says that Tony fancies he will marry a duchess.
(c) She says that Tony will do anything to marry Constance.
(d) She tells Constance that Tony walks in his sleep.
2. What refreshment does Marlow ask of Hardcastle?
(a) Milk and biscuits.
(b) A gin and tonic.
(c) An Irish whisky.
(d) A glass of warm punch.
3. Does Mr. Hardcastle think he might change his mind about Marlow?
(a) No, because he will not give him a chance to apologize.
(b) Yes, because Kate might end up being an old maid.
(c) Yes, if Sir Charles comes and straightens his son out.
(d) No, he trusts his first impression.
4. How does Hardcastle finally get the attention of Marlow and Hastings?
(a) By mentioning sex.
(b) By kicking them.
(c) By firing a pistol.
(d) By talking louder.
5. What argument does the subject of age bring up between the Hardcastles?
(a) The holes in the carpet.
(b) Mrs. Hardcastle's age.
(c) How long they have had the same furniture.
(d) The leaks in the roof.
6. What happens when Hardcastle asks the servants about serving wine?
(a) They all rush out to get the wine.
(b) They all say that they prefer ale.
(c) No one moves to get the wine.
(d) They all start wishing for a glass of wine.
7. What is Tony's composition he leads at the Three Pigeons?
(a) A drinking song.
(b) A pledge of allegiance.
(c) A raunchy limerick.
(d) An epic poem.
8. When Marlow and Hastings enter the Three Pigeons, Marlow is complaining about the distance they came. What does Hastings say?
(a) It was because a wheel broke on the carriage and they had to haul it to London.
(b) It was because they had no roadmap to the Hardcastle estate.
(c) It was because he would not stop and ask directions.
(d) It was because he forgot his top hat and had to go back for it.
9. What is Hastings' double entendre about the calf brains on the menu?
(a) Do you suggest we lack brains, sir?
(b) I supposed you had only a half a brain.
(c) A brain is something missing in most houses.
(d) Let your brains be knocked out, sir, I don't like them.
10. What has been established for Hastings in Act 3?
(a) That Tony Lumpkin had nothing to do with the joke.
(b) That Constance will forget her jewels and elope with Hastings.
(c) That he is in Hardcastle's house and not an inn.
(d) That Marlow is madly in love with Kate.
11. When does Mrs. Hardcastle insist will be the time for Constance to wear jewels?
(a) Only when she's presented at court.
(b) They are for looking at and not for wearing.
(c) Only when she has paste copies of them.
(d) When she is in her forties and her beauty needs repairing.
12. When Hastings offers them something already made up, what is Marlow's aside to Hastings?
(a) Do you suppose the wine is soured?
(b) In Liberty Hall we have only what he pleases.
(c) I hope this is fit to drink.
(d) I wonder how long it has sat there?
13. What admonition does Hardcastle give the servants for when guests arrive?
(a) Not to speak unless spoken to.
(b) Not to pop in, stare, and run like scared rabbits.
(c) Not to ask guests for tips.
(d) Not to scratch themselves in public.
14. What does Mr. Hardcastle say Marlow has to do?
(a) Give up playing jokes on his host.
(b) Crawl on his hands and knees.
(c) Reconcile contradictions.
(d) Work in the inn for one year.
15. What does Hardcastle assume from Kate's comments about Marlow?
(a) That Marlow knows how to speak with a lady.
(b) That she must have met someone else.
(c) That her judgement is failing her.
(d) That she finds him as objectionable as he does.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mrs. Hardcastle say their mansion looks like?
2. How do Hastings and Marlow continue to ignore Hardcastle?
3. What dichotomy does Marlow bewail?
4. Hardcastle is stunned by their rudeness but offers what service?
5. Left behind as Hardcastle and Marlow go to the bedrooms, who does Hastings see?
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