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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sneer explain that the writer of his moralistic comedy about a reformed housebreaker is determined to use the theatre for?
(a) To reunite with his parents.
(b) To challenge and change the law.
(c) To create a new art form.
(d) To make a lot of money.

2. What is Plagiary unable to accept?
(a) True criticism.
(b) A relationship.
(c) A job from Sneer.
(d) Money from his parents.

3. Who decides to invent something that was said about Plagiary's play?
(a) Sneer and Dangle.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

4. When Dangle complains about being taken advantage of, what does Sneer remind him?
(a) That he enjoys being in the middle of things.
(b) That he is not able to do anything anyway.
(c) That he is not being taken advantage of.
(d) That he volunteered.

5. What does Plagiary claim he is glad when a wise critic does?
(a) Lies about liking his play.
(b) Points out his play's flaws.
(c) Steals his work.
(d) Laughs at him.

6. How does Plagiary treat the negative comments about his work?
(a) He starts crying.
(b) As a joke.
(c) Very seriously.
(d) He decides never to write again.

7. Whose purity is referred to in the Prologue?
(a) Dangle's.
(b) Puff's.
(c) The Vestal Virgins'.
(d) The Muses'.

8. When Puff changes his way of making a living, what does he turn to?
(a) His talents in acting and theatrics.
(b) His training as a chef.
(c) His talents for word usage and manipulation.
(d) His training as a carriage driver.

9. What is the slang term for Puff's profession?
(a) Scribbling.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) Dangling.
(d) Puffing.

10. Whom does Mrs. Dangle claim is the only critic that really matters for those working in the theatre?
(a) The public.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Plagiary.

11. Who refers to a nasty notice about Plagiary's play in an earlier newspaper?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

12. With what does Mrs. Dangle claim her husband makes himself look ridiculous?
(a) His womanizing.
(b) His passion for theatre.
(c) His hairpiece.
(d) His lack of style.

13. Who tells Plagiary that his play seems to lack incident?
(a) Mrs. Dangle.
(b) Puff.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

14. Who claims that the theatre's deterioration results from the audience?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Puff.

15. What does Sneer say about Plagiary's play that he has read?
(a) That Plagiary should write a sequel.
(b) How wonderful it was.
(c) That Sneer wants to produce it.
(d) How awful it is.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enters after the musicians leave the room?

2. Whom does Dangle tell his wife to offer refreshments to?

3. What author is alluded to in the Prologue?

4. Whose arrival does the servant announce near the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2?

5. Who suggests that the musicians should just do what they came for and play their music?

(see the answer keys)

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