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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Sheridan's play satirize?
(a) Critics.
(b) Plays.
(c) Friends.
(d) Playwrights.

3. After Puff's lengthy speech on puffing, what does Sneer claim that he recognizes the importance of?
(a) The theatre.
(b) Sneer's family life.
(c) Puff's last rehearsal.
(d) Puff's profession.

4. Who says that abuse is always going to appear from somewhere?
(a) Puff.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Dangle.

5. Whom does Puff agree to let attend his rehearsal?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Puff.
(d) Plagiary.

6. How did Puff make his living?
(a) By writing novels about his childhood.
(b) By inventing a series of personal setbacks and writing about them.
(c) By producing plays.
(d) By writing plays.

7. What claim does Dangle make in defense of the theatre?
(a) It is important because it shows real life.
(b) It is fun to watch.
(c) It is important because it reveals the values of the time and its people.
(d) It is tiresome and exhausting.

8. When Plagiary asks if Dangle and Sneer like his play, what does Sneer say?
(a) That he did not read it.
(b) That he loves it.
(c) That he used it in his fire.
(d) That he hates it.

9. Who is the well-known writer whose pending production Dangle reads about in Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1?
(a) Puff.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Dangle.

10. Who does Puff claim that he taught to speak better?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Auctioneers.
(d) Plagiary.

11. Who comments that Plagiary's humility is false?
(a) Puff.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Plagiary.

12. 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.

13. Who suggests that someone would be doing Plagiary a favor by stealing his ideas?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Puff.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

14. What does Plagiary say about Sneer in an aside?
(a) How he is related to Sneer.
(b) How rich Sneer is.
(c) He does not speak about Sneer in an aside.
(d) How much he dislikes Sneer.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Puff's former way of making his living cause him to feel?

2. Who says more incidents are needed in the fifth act of Plagiary's play?

3. What does Plagiary claim about incident in his play?

4. Who does Puff invite to the last rehearsal of his play?

5. Whom does the servant announce at the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1?

(see the answer keys)

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