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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who claims that the theatre's deterioration results from the audience?
(a) Puff.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

3. What happened when Puff pleaded for charity?
(a) He was arrested.
(b) He lost money.
(c) He made a lot of money.
(d) He never pleaded for charity.

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

5. Where was "The Critic" first performed?
(a) The Globe Theatre.
(b) Drury Lane Theatre.
(c) Three Theatres.
(d) The Theater of London.

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

7. When does the Servant announce Puff's arrival?
(a) Before the musicians start playing.
(b) As Puff enters the room.
(c) After the musicians finish playing.
(d) When Dangle enters the room.

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

9. 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 tiresome and exhausting.
(d) It is important because it reveals the values of the time and its people.

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

11. When Puff changes his way of making a living, what does he turn to?
(a) His talents for word usage and manipulation.
(b) His training as a carriage driver.
(c) His talents in acting and theatrics.
(d) His training as a chef.

12. Who complains that Plagiary insists no playwright but himself is any good?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Puff.
(d) Dangle.

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

14. 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 allowed to attend the rehearsal of his new play.
(c) Being hired as an actor in his new play.
(d) Nothing at all.

15. What does Sneer explain that the writer of his moralistic comedy about a reformed housebreaker is determined to use the theatre for?
(a) To reunite with his parents.
(b) To challenge and change the law.
(c) To make a lot of money.
(d) To create a new art form.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1 begin?

2. What is Puff a professional at doing?

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

4. Whom does Mrs. Dangle say laughs at her husband behind his back?

5. With what does Mrs. Dangle claim her husband makes himself look ridiculous?

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