The Critic Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says Plagiary's play is perfect?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Puff.

2. Who complains that Plagiary insists no playwright but himself is any good?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Puff.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Plagiary.

3. What does the Prologue accuse the Muses of being corrupted by?
(a) The gods and goddesses of Olympus.
(b) Humanity.
(c) Christianity.
(d) The desire to please artistic critics.

4. What is the driving force of this play?
(a) The friendship between two married couples.
(b) The frustrations of an uninspired playwright.
(c) Pretensions of people who think they know more than they do.
(d) The love between a man and a woman.

5. Who says more incidents are needed in the fifth act of Plagiary's play?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Puff.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Dangle tell Plagiary about Dangle and Sneer?

2. When Plagiary asks if Dangle and Sneer like his play, what does Sneer say?

3. Why does Puff object to Dangle's suggestion at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

4. What does Sheridan's play satirize?

5. What kind of producers do Dangle, Sneer and Plagiary question the wisdom of sending a play to?

(see the answer key)

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