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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Dangle tell his wife to offer refreshments to?
(a) The musicians.
(b) Puff.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Plagiary.

2. Who asks to accompany Dangle to Puff's rehearsal?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Puff.

3. How did Puff's former way of making his living cause him to feel?
(a) Sad.
(b) Happy.
(c) Relieved.
(d) Guilty.

4. Who announces Sneer's arrival?
(a) A servant.
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Sneer.
(d) The chauffeur.

5. What author is alluded to in the Prologue?
(a) Dryden.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Austen.
(d) Marlowe.

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

7. Why does Mrs. Dangle claim that Plagiary is a favorite of hers?
(a) Because he is so friendly.
(b) Because he is very attractive.
(c) Because he is an excellent writer.
(d) Because everyone else abuses him.

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

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

10. Why does Puff object to Dangle's suggestion at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Because he has puffing to do.
(b) Because he thinks it is a bad suggestion.
(c) Puff agrees to Dangle's suggestion.
(d) Because he needs to go home for dinner.

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

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

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

14. What does Plagiary claim about incident in his play?
(a) There is not enough in the last act.
(b) There is too much.
(c) There is too much in the last act.
(d) There is not enough.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enters after the musicians leave the room?

2. What does Plagiary say about Sneer in an aside?

3. What is the driving force of this play?

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

5. Whose ideas are as empty as his words?

(see the answer keys)

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