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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. With what does Mrs. Dangle claim her husband makes himself look ridiculous?
(a) His womanizing.
(b) His hairpiece.
(c) His passion for theatre.
(d) His lack of style.

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

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

12. As the first scene opens, what are Mr. and Mrs. Dangle doing?
(a) Eating breakfast.
(b) Eating dinner.
(c) Rehearsing a scene from their play.
(d) Reading a book to their child.

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

14. Who does Puff invite to the last rehearsal of his play?
(a) Puff.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Mrs. Dangle.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Puff claim that he taught to speak better?

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

3. When does the Servant announce Puff's arrival?

4. Whose language obscures who he truly is?

5. Who suggests that all three men walk to the theatre together?

(see the answer keys)

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