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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What argument does the subject of age bring up between the Hardcastles?
(a) How long they have had the same furniture.
(b) Mrs. Hardcastle's age.
(c) The holes in the carpet.
(d) The leaks in the roof.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What does Tony urge his mother to tell Constance about the jewels?
(a) That she will give them to her when she marries Tony.
(b) That she sold them and the money is spent.
(c) That she had them appraised and they are all fake.
(d) That they are lost and he will bear witness.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How is the scene in the Three Pigeons a satire on sentimental comedy?

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

4. What do Hastings and Marlow believe?

5. What is Hastings' double entendre about the calf brains on the menu?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hastings really want to discuss with Tony?

2. How does the dialogue of the opening scene give the audience a clue as to Mrs. Hardcastle's character?

3. Using Mr. Hardcastle's speech at the beginning of act 3, define and explain the soliloquy.

4. Explain why Tony is so sure he can handle Mrs. Hardcastle.

5. Explain Tony's trickery with Mrs. Hardcastle when Constance is pressing her to relinquish her jewels.

6. How do we know that Kate is actually excited at the prospect of a handsome, well-mannered husband-to-be?

7. Explain how the scene in the Three Pigeons is typical of an English pub.

8. Explain the hilarity when Mrs. Hardcastle discovers that the jewels are not where she left them.

9. What does Marlow say to Hastings about his ability with women?

10. What does the audience learn right away of Kate Hardcastle's character.

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