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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 Tony suggest to Hastings?
2. What does Marlow say that Kate overhears?
3. What does Mrs. Hardcastle promise to give Constance right away?
4. What is in the letter?
5. What is Kate's plan for Marlow?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Hardcastle respond to Kate's hope that he will forgive Marlow?
2. Does Mr. Hardcastle think Kate is right about young Marlow? How does he respond to Kate's request for more time to prove to him that Marlow is a proper gentleman.
3. When Marlow speaks again to Kate, how does he behave?
4. What happens between Marlow and Hastings after Mrs. Hardcastle gets possession of the jewels once again?
5. What is going on between Mr. Hardcastle and Sir Charles as they come into the room after Mrs. Hardcastle has left with Constance?
6. There is a great deal of shouting at one another about Tony's latest deception. What does Tony say that Mr. Hardcastle has to agree with?
7. Explain how Constance knows Sir Charles is coming for a visit and Hastings' reaction to the news.
8. Explain how the jewels end back up with Mrs. Hardcastle.
9. What is young Marlow's purpose in seeking out Mr. Hardcastle before he leaves the house?
10. How does Mrs. Hardcastle react when she reads the real note?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Education in the 18th century was limited almost exclusively to the upper classes. Using Mr. Hardcastle's servants and Tony's inability to read Hastings' letter, write a paper on the disadvantages of illiteracy. Carry the idea on to the 21st century and how important education is today.
Essay Topic 2
Pretend you are a writer for an 18th-century newspaper and write a critique of Mr. Goldsmith's play. In your critique be sure to mention Goldsmith's departure from the sentimental comedy of his day. Note the passages in the play that would border on the scandalous in his time. Discuss the continuity of the play and the use of subplots. Detail your opinion about the believability of the characters.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 909 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)