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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Puff's play set?
(a) In Italy.
(b) At Tilbury Fort.
(c) In Spain.
(d) In Iceland.

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

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

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

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

6. After the scene depicting the battle at sea, what is contained in the procession that follows?
(a) The Spanish soldiers.
(b) Dead soldiers.
(c) Queen Elizabeth.
(d) All of the English rivers.

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

8. Who reassures Puff that the changes made are for the good of the play?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer.
(c) The actors.
(d) Plagiary.

9. Who comments on the origin of the line that begins the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Puff.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Plagiary.

10. What does Puff say the changes are affecting?
(a) His feelings.
(b) His writing.
(c) His sleep.
(d) His appetite.

11. What does the end of the mad scene lead to?
(a) The promised sea battle.
(b) The old man shaking his head.
(c) The appearance of Queen Elizabeth.
(d) The romantic climax.

12. What does the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1 begin with?
(a) A battle at sea.
(b) The orphan scene.
(c) A line from Shakespeare's "Othello".
(d) The romantic climax.

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

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

15. What do Dangle and Sneer express a hope for after the love scene?
(a) The appearance of Queen Elizabeth and a battle.
(b) A battle scene in which Tilburina dies.
(c) The appearance of King Ferdinand.
(d) A suicide attempt by one of the secondary characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Puff say will be in his play to Dangle and Sneer's approbation?

2. Who responds arrogantly to questions and comments during the rehearsal?

3. Who suggests that the under-plot could have made a comedy?

4. Who writes the play within "The Critic"?

5. What does Puff claim about the appearance of the line that begins the second scene of Act 3, Scene 1?

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