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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What directions does Puff give the actors during the rehearsal?
(a) When to speak and when to die.
(b) To turn left or right.
(c) Where to move and how to speak.
(d) When to quit.

2. Who claims that two people can have the same idea but sometimes one of them just has it first?
(a) Puff.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Sneer.

3. How does Puff respond to the question of whether a love story has been introduced into his plot?
(a) There was nothing easier to do.
(b) He did not include a love story.
(c) He says he did include a love story.
(d) He objects to the question because his play is about war.

4. What does Puff pride himself on?
(a) The cleverness of his plot twists.
(b) His romantic inspiration.
(c) How well he captured the truth of life.
(d) His disconnected under-plot.

5. Who comments on Puff's clever use of words several times during the rehearsal?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

6. Whom does Puff join in order to watch the rehearsal of his play?
(a) Dangle and Puff.
(b) Dangle and Sneer.
(c) Plagiary and Puff.
(d) Sneer and Puff.

7. How does Puff react to the placement of the actor playing the River Thames and the actors playing the river's banks?
(a) He approves of the actors.
(b) He fires the actors.
(c) He laughs at the comic effect.
(d) He becomes frustrated.

8. At the end of the play, what does Puff claim will happen the next day?
(a) The play is canceled.
(b) He will never write again.
(c) They will have another rehearsal.
(d) He is no longer friends with Sneer and Dangle.

9. Why does Puff claim that he must have a mad scene in his play?
(a) Because Sneer and Dangle tell him that it is necessary.
(b) Because all plays have a mad scene.
(c) He does not have a mad scene in his play.
(d) Because it is his new invention.

10. Who asks for the music to begin?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Puff.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Sneer.

11. What does the young man in the scene learn?
(a) That he will never survive the war.
(b) That he is in love with the daughter of the governor of the fort.
(c) That he is actually the child of a well-born family rather than an orphan of low, criminal background.
(d) That he is slowly going insane.

12. Though Puff says Queen Elizabeth does not appear, what makes it as good as if she did appear?
(a) The fact that she speaks from offstage.
(b) Queen Elizabeth is in the play.
(c) The fact that she is dead during the play's action.
(d) The fact that she is frequently spoken about.

13. What consists of bad poetry in Puff's play?
(a) The songs.
(b) The soliloquies.
(c) The dialogue.
(d) The narration.

14. Which character's name signifies his work being superfluous?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Puff.

15. How does the prompter say that Puff will find the play?
(a) Extremely short.
(b) Quite long.
(c) Extremely long.
(d) Quite short.

Short Answer Questions

1. What offer does Puff make regarding the play?

2. Who reassures Puff that the changes made are for the good of the play?

3. What should the point about actors be applied to, according to Puff?

4. What do the comments about the Spanish Armada and Tilbury refer to?

5. How does Dangle respond to Puff's lament?

(see the answer keys)

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