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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the driving force of this play?
(a) The love between a man and a woman.
(b) The friendship between two married couples.
(c) Pretensions of people who think they know more than they do.
(d) The frustrations of an uninspired playwright.

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

4. 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.

5. Where does Puff agree to meet Dangle and Sneer?
(a) At Dangle's house.
(b) At the theatre.
(c) At the corner between Dangle's house and the theatre.
(d) At Sneer's house.

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

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

8. Who asks for Sneer and Dangle's help at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Puff.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Plagiary claim is mere vanity?

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

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

4. What does Mrs. Dangle tell Plagiary about Dangle and Sneer?

5. What is the slang term for Puff's profession?

(see the answer keys)

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