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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Mr. Hardcastle tell his wife when she suggests that Tony is consumptive.
(a) No, my dear, he's just in love.
(b) No, wife, his clothes are too large for him.
(c) Yes, if growing fat is one of the symptoms.
(d) Yes, but he won't see a doctor.

4. 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.

5. How interested is Hardcastle in politics?
(a) He is an avid follower of politics.
(b) He favors the Tories.
(c) He is an avid Liberal.
(d) Not at all because it frets him.

6. What refreshment does Marlow ask of Hardcastle?
(a) A glass of warm punch.
(b) An Irish whisky.
(c) Milk and biscuits.
(d) A gin and tonic.

7. 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 thinks it is rustic food.
(c) He does not believe the menu is correct.
(d) He is shocked, thinking it will be expensive.

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

9. What is Mrs. Hardcastle's state of mind when she returns to the living room?
(a) She is happy because she is giving her garnets to Constance.
(b) She is nervous because she can't find the key to her bureau.
(c) She is hysterical believing the jewels to have been stolen.
(d) She is smug because she thinks she has defeated Constance.

10. 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 see people eating at the table and not be able to eat himself.
(d) To keep his hands off the sherry.

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

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

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

14. What is Tony's one word admonition to the landlord of the pub?
(a) Wait!
(b) Help!
(c) Don't forget!
(d) Mum!

15. What does Mr. Hardcastle call his home?
(a) Hardcastle Castle.
(b) Liberty Hall.
(c) Inn and Out.
(d) Upson Downs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Constance say Marlow is?

2. Why does Constance not believe that Mrs. Hardcastle has lost her jewels?

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

4. When Hardcastle enters the room, how does Marlow indicate he is dismissed?

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

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