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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. Where is Mr. Hardcastle while Mrs. Hardcastle is leaving with Constance?
2. How does Miss Neville know who the letter is from?
3. What does Constance attempt to do?
4. What does Kate convince her father to do?
5. Tony thinks Constance has not read all of the letter, so what does he do?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how Constance knows Sir Charles is coming for a visit and Hastings' reaction to the news.
2. Explain how the jewels end back up with Mrs. Hardcastle.
3. What is going on between Mr. Hardcastle and Sir Charles as they come into the room after Mrs. Hardcastle has left with Constance?
4. Outside in the back of the garden, what surprise does Hasting get when he meets Tony there?
5. What happens between Marlow and Kate the next time they are alone?
6. What transpires between Mr. Hardcastle and Tony in the dark?
7. Why have Marlow's servants all gotten drunk to the great displeasure of Mr. Hardcastle?
8. 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?
9. Describe the conflict between Constance and Tony now that Mrs. Hardcastle has the jewels back?
10. What is the act Tony and Constance put on for Mrs. Hardcastle's benefit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do some research about 18th century English inns. From your research, explain how Mr. Hardcastle's house could have reasonably been taken for an inn. Continue your paper to show how this kind of plot would not work today. Then come up with an idea of how you could mislead someone about a private residence today, e.g., a rooming house.
Essay Topic 2
What is often called a practical joke is more often something that causes great pain and embarrassment to an innocent victim. Tony's joke about the inn was really meant to embarrass Mr. Hardcastle, however, it caused suffering to Marlow and nearly wrecked any possibility of his marrying Kate. Using examples of jokes and tricks from the play, write an essay about how they are usually not funny and can often be very harmful.
Essay Topic 3
Jumping to conclusions is a thread that runs throughout the play. Select several instances of this and write a paper discussing the fallacy of jumping to conclusions. In your paper evaluate whether that is a fairly universal human trait. Give at least one example other than from the play when someone jumped to wrong conclusions and the effect it had on the people involved.
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