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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who asks if the scene revealed is the setting for the under-plot?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Puff.
(d) Plagiary.

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

3. What does the scene contain?
(a) Echoes and references to several such scenes in plays of the period.
(b) A love triangle.
(c) A scandal about Queen Elizabeth.
(d) The message that language is an obscurer of truth.

4. What explanations are offered during Puff's play?
(a) Explanations of how he wrote the play.
(b) Explanations of the play's context.
(c) No explanations are offered during Puff's play.
(d) Explanations of his childhood history.

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

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

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

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

9. In "The Critic", what does the specific satirize?
(a) The general.
(b) Actors.
(c) The detailed.
(d) The critics.

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

11. Who hopes that Puff's play will not contain a scandal about Queen Elizabeth?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

12. How does Dangle respond to Puff's lament?
(a) He walks out of the theatre.
(b) He laughs at him.
(c) He refuses to heed Puff.
(d) He says it is a pity.

13. What does Puff use his argument in Act 2, Scene 1 for?
(a) An explanation for becoming an actor.
(b) An attempt to convince Dangle to watch the rehearsal.
(c) An attempt to convince Sneer to watch the rehearsal.
(d) An explanation for writing his play.

14. What does Puff plan to do regardless of what happens on stage?
(a) Never produce another play.
(b) Publish every word of his original text.
(c) Hire new actors.
(d) Hold another rehearsal.

15. Who tells Puff to stop interrupting the rehearsal?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Puff.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the scene depicting the battle at sea, what is contained in the procession that follows?

2. What does Puff pride himself on?

3. What does Puff convince Dangle and Sneer to appear to do?

4. What does the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1 begin with?

5. Who comments that Puff's play seems contrived and artificial?

(see the answer keys)

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