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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) When to quit.
(c) Where to move and how to speak.
(d) To turn left or right.

2. When does Puff become upset during the rehearsal?
(a) During the prologue.
(b) During the climax of the love scene.
(c) During the introduction to the main character.
(d) During the denouement of the battle scene.

3. What happens during the scene in which the characters talk at length about Queen Elizabeth?
(a) Tilburina goes insane.
(b) A battle scene.
(c) Nothing because the scene has been cut.
(d) The orphan discovers his parentage.

4. Which character is not as smart as he thinks?
(a) Dangle
(b) Sneer
(c) Puff
(d) All answers are correct.

5. What does the young man in the scene learn?
(a) That he is in love with the daughter of the governor of the fort.
(b) That he will never survive the war.
(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.

6. Who exclaims over the changes in Puff's play?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

7. What does Puff say will be in his play to Dangle and Sneer's approbation?
(a) A fiery battle at sea.
(b) None of these is correct.
(c) An appearance by Queen Elizabeth.
(d) A love scene.

8. What kind of emotion is presented in Puff's play?
(a) Melodramatic.
(b) Realistic.
(c) Underplayed.
(d) None whatsoever.

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

10. As Puff grows increasing upset, whom does he push?
(a) Sneer.
(b) A secondary character.
(c) The actress playing Tilburina.
(d) Dangle.

11. Who comments on how the under-plot had completely nothing to do with the main plot?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Puff.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Dangle.

12. Who responds arrogantly to questions and comments during the rehearsal?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Puff.
(d) Dangle.

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

14. Who has a mad scene in Puff's play?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Tilburina.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Whiskerandos.

15. What does Puff complain about near the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Nothing.
(b) How many cuts there have been.
(c) The length of his play.
(d) The actors' poor acting.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Puff claim that he must have a mad scene in his play?

2. What do Puff, Dangle, and Sneer do at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What does Puff pride himself on?

4. How is the exposition handled in Puff's play?

5. Who does not believe that the complicated meaning of the old man's actions was conveyed by his actions?

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