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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Marlow's experience with proper young ladies?
(a) A lot of experience that always ends badly.
(b) Hardly no experience with ladies of the upper class.
(c) None whatsoever because he has been in all-boy schools.
(d) Only experience with his cousins.

3. What is Tony looking forward to in the near future?
(a) Coming into his inheritance of 1,500 pounds a year.
(b) Going abraod for an extended vacation.
(c) Getting even with Kate for standing between him and Constance.
(d) Being presented at court.

4. How is the scene in the Three Pigeons a satire on sentimental comedy?
(a) The characters are all commoners and not genteel.
(b) The dialogue is high toned.
(c) The sentiments are only on drinking.
(d) The characters serve as a chorus as in Greek comedy.

5. What is Tony's composition he leads at the Three Pigeons?
(a) A pledge of allegiance.
(b) A raunchy limerick.
(c) An epic poem.
(d) A drinking song.

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

7. Who is Hardcastle reminded of when he hears the word retreat?
(a) General Custer.
(b) Napoleon Bonepart.
(c) The Duke of Marlborough.
(d) The Earl of Bath.

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

9. 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) Lower class women do not expect marriage like the upper class.
(d) You cannot pay upper class women the same as you do the lower class.

10. What is Tony's reply when Hastings asks how he managed to get the jewels?
(a) I told her you and Constance wer trying to find them and I should hide them for her.
(b) Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no fibs.
(c) I said if she gave me the jewels I'd marry Constance.
(d) I told her I would keep them in my vault.

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

12. Why is Tony suddenly brave enough to play a prank on Hardcastle and his guests.
(a) He has grown much larger than Hardcastle.
(b) His mother will defend him.
(c) He is soon to come into his inheritance.
(d) He is leaving for Europe soon.

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

14. What does Diggory say will be difficult for him?
(a) To walk without tripping over his feet.
(b) To speak in a refined manner.
(c) To keep his hands off the sherry.
(d) To see people eating at the table and not be able to eat himself.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Giving up on following Tony's directions, what does Marlow do?

2. What do Hastings and Marlow believe?

3. What does Mr. Hardcastle call his home?

4. How does Hardcastle finally get the attention of Marlow and Hastings?

5. What does Mr. Hardcastle say the neighbors bring back from their trips to town?

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