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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 challenge and change the law.
(b) To create a new art form.
(c) To reunite with his parents.
(d) To make a lot of money.

2. Who suggests that the musicians should just do what they came for and play their music?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Puff.

3. Whose ideas are as empty as his words?
(a) Puff's.
(b) Sneer's.
(c) Dangle's.
(d) Plagiary's.

4. What does Dangle suggest he and Sneer do together after Sneer enters the room?
(a) Collaborate on a play.
(b) Attend the first performance of Puff's play.
(c) Rent an apartment.
(d) Watch Plagiary's newest play.

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

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

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

8. Who praises Puff's cleverness in making a living at puffing?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Puff.

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

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) Plagiary.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer and Mrs. Dangle.

11. What is Puff a professional at doing?
(a) Acting in tragedies.
(b) Improving the words and writings of others.
(c) Writing plays.
(d) Nothing.

12. Who has a problem understanding the Italian musicians and the Interpreter?
(a) Puff.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
(d) Dangle.

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

14. Whom does Mrs. Dangle say laughs at her husband behind his back?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Theatre people and non-theatre people alike.
(c) Everyone that they know.
(d) Plagiary.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who complains that Plagiary insists no playwright but himself is any good?

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

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

4. What does Sneer say the critic wrote about Plagiary?

5. Who says Plagiary's play is perfect?

(see the answer keys)

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