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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To what does Sneer compare the modesty of audiences?
(a) The false modesty of teachers.
(b) The true modesty of nuns.
(c) The false modesty of police officers.
(d) The false modesty of prostitutes.

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

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

5. How does Plagiary respond to the offer to help him send his play to producers?
(a) He says he has already sent it out.
(b) He refuses the offer because he does not trust it.
(c) He does not intend to send his play to producers.
(d) He accepts the offer.

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

7. Who does Dangle say can give Plagiary good criticism if he wants it?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Puff.
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
(d) Dangle.

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

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

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

11. Who hints that they have influenced what is read in papers and public advertisements?
(a) Puff.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Dangle.

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

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

14. Why would Plagiary rather be abused than not mentioned at all?
(a) Because he needs the money.
(b) Plagiary would not rather be abused than not mentioned at all.
(c) Because he is so desperate to be popular.
(d) Because he will lose his pension otherwise.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who claims that the theatre's deterioration results from the audience?

3. Who asks Plagiary whether he sent his play to any producers?

4. What does Plagiary claim he is glad when a wise critic does?

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

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