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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Puff plan to do regardless of what happens on stage?
(a) Publish every word of his original text.
(b) Hold another rehearsal.
(c) Never produce another play.
(d) Hire new actors.
2. What do Puff, Dangle, and Sneer watch?
(a) Puff's family arriving.
(b) The actors in Puff's play rehearse.
(c) They are too busy arguing to watch anything.
(d) The actors quitting.
3. Whom does Puff join in order to watch the rehearsal of his play?
(a) Dangle and Puff.
(b) Dangle and Sneer.
(c) Sneer and Puff.
(d) Plagiary and Puff.
4. Who has taken advantage of Puff's offer regarding his play?
(d) The actors.
5. What does the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1 begin with?
(a) The romantic climax.
(b) The orphan scene.
(c) A battle at sea.
(d) A line from Shakespeare's "Othello".
6. Who says that plays should show things that might happen?
7. Who asks if Puff has introduced a love story into his plot?
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
8. What does the end of the mad scene lead to?
(a) The appearance of Queen Elizabeth.
(b) The promised sea battle.
(c) The romantic climax.
(d) The old man shaking his head.
9. Who offers explanations of what is going on during the rehearsal?
10. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on doing?
(a) Becoming friends with Sneer.
(b) Directing his play.
(c) Improving on long established traditions.
(d) Trying to invent something new.
11. Where is Puff's play set?
(a) In Iceland.
(b) In Italy.
(c) In Spain.
(d) At Tilbury Fort.
12. What is satirized by the hope for a lack of scandal about Queen Elizabeth?
(b) The views of critics that all plays should contain a romance.
(c) The views of critics that all plays should contain a scandal.
13. Why does Puff claim that he must have a mad scene in his play?
(a) Because it is his new invention.
(b) He does not have a mad scene in his play.
(c) Because all plays have a mad scene.
(d) Because Sneer and Dangle tell him that it is necessary.
14. How is the exposition handled in Puff's play?
(a) Neither badly nor brilliantly.
(b) Very well.
(d) There is no exposition in Puff's play.
15. How does the prompter say that Puff will find the play?
(a) Extremely long.
(b) Extremely short.
(c) Quite long.
(d) Quite short.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens during the scene in which the characters talk at length about Queen Elizabeth?
2. What do Dangle and Sneer express a hope for after the love scene?
3. What does the actor playing Whiskerandos tell Puff?
4. Who reassures Puff that the changes made are for the good of the play?
5. What does Puff complain about near the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
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