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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who asks Plagiary whether he sent his play to any producers?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Puff.
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

2. Who asks for Sneer and Dangle's help at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Puff.
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

3. What does Plagiary claim is mere vanity?
(a) Being upset by negativity.
(b) Believing praise.
(c) Accepting invitations.
(d) Writing about one's life.

4. Who enters after the musicians leave the room?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Puff.
(d) Dangle.

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

6. When Plagiary arrives, what do Dangle and Sneer tell him?
(a) How tired they are.
(b) How much they want to see Puff's new play.
(c) How much they hate his play.
(d) How much they like his play.

7. What does Sneer tell Puff is the only thing that could make him respect Puff more?
(a) Being allowed to attend the rehearsal of his new play.
(b) Being loaned an exorbitant amount of money.
(c) Nothing at all.
(d) Being hired as an actor in his new play.

8. What does Puff express joy at in extravagant language?
(a) Succeeding at puffing.
(b) Meeting Dangle.
(c) Having his last rehearsal.
(d) Meeting Sneer.

9. What is language defined as in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) A means to secure friendship.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A powerful obscurer of truth.
(d) The indisputable truth.

10. Who complains that the theatre has deteriorated from a venue suitable for moral messages to a place where people go simply to be entertained?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer and Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Sneer.

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

12. What type of play is Sheridan's "The Critic"?
(a) Satire.
(b) Romance.
(c) History.
(d) Tragedy.

13. What is Dangle's only interest?
(a) His wife.
(b) Writing.
(c) Theatre.
(d) Artwork.

14. Who tells Puff that his identity has already been published?
(a) Puff.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Dangle.

15. Whom does the servant announce at the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1?
(a) Puff.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Sir Fretful Plagiary.
(d) Dangle.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was "The Critic" first performed?

2. Who announces Sneer's arrival?

3. Who suggests that someone would be doing Plagiary a favor by stealing his ideas?

4. What claim does Dangle make in defense of the theatre?

5. When Mrs. Dangle claims that Plagiary's play is a little long, how does Plagiary respond?

(see the answer keys)

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