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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sir Charles say will happen if what Kate has said turns out to be true?
2. What does Marlow tell Kate the barmaid his name is?
3. What does Jeremy, Marlow's servant, verify?
4. How does Mrs. Hardcastle show her blind love of her son, Tony?
5. What does the maid tell Kate that Marlow thinks.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is going on between Mr. Hardcastle and Sir Charles as they come into the room after Mrs. Hardcastle has left with Constance?
2. Why have Marlow's servants all gotten drunk to the great displeasure of Mr. Hardcastle?
3. Explain how the jewels end back up with Mrs. Hardcastle.
4. When Marlow speaks again to Kate, how does he behave?
5. Describe Hastings' mood after Constance has left with Mrs. Hardcastle.
6. What argument does Kate use to calm her father down.
7. How does Kate discover the misunderstanding that has been going on in the house?
8. While the three of them--Mrs. Hardcastle, Tony, and Constance--are talking, what is the unexpected turn of events?
9. What is the act Tony and Constance put on for Mrs. Hardcastle's benefit?
10. How does Hardcastle respond to Kate's hope that he will forgive Marlow?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Fashion wigs were the style in the 18th century. Research their construction, upkeep, various types, and prices. Write about the process of making a fashion wig. Then give your impression of what Mrs. Hardcastle's homemade wig might have looked like. Kate and Miss Deville would wear wigs when they dressed for society. Very likely Sir Charles wore a powdered wig. Marlow and Hastings wigs were probably a natural color. Describe in your paper what the wigs of each of these characters probably looked like.
Essay Topic 2
Words have changed their meaning since Goldsmith wrote this play. For example, the word modesty is used in an entirely different way from the way we use it today. Find at least ten examples of words that have a different meaning today and write a paper showing how they are used in the play and how we might use those words today. In some cases, it might be that the word in the play is no longer used and you will need to provide a modern word that expresses the same idea.
Essay Topic 3
In the 18th century, women, especially unmarried women, had almost no civil rights. Using Miss Neville as an example, explain how she had almost no control over her own affairs. Also, explain why Mrs. Hardcastle came to be her guardian and have control over her inheritance. Explain why Mr. Hardcastle had nothing to do with Miss Neville's situation. Contrast Tony's situation to Miss Neville's. His mother controlled his inheritance, but he had the promise of getting out from under that control even without marrying. What is the difference?
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