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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on not doing?
(a) Becoming friends with Sneer.
(b) Improving on long established traditions.
(c) Directing his play.
(d) Trying to invent something new.

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

3. 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.

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

5. What does Puff say that plays should not show?
(a) Things that happen between families.
(b) Plays should show anything the writer wants.
(c) Things that happen every day.
(d) Things that are unrealistic.

6. Who explains the complicated meaning of the old man's actions?
(a) Puff.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Dangle.

7. Who does Puff order to die repeatedly?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Tilburina.
(c) The governor of the fort.
(d) Whiskerandos.

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

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

10. How is the exposition handled in Puff's play?
(a) Very well.
(b) There is no exposition in Puff's play.
(c) Neither badly nor brilliantly.
(d) Badly.

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

12. What does Puff clarify during the rehearsal?
(a) That he does not like Dangle.
(b) What is meant and what is not meant.
(c) What he thinks of Plagiary's work.
(d) That he is a huge fan of the theatre.

13. Who has taken advantage of Puff's offer regarding his play?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Sneer.
(c) The actors.
(d) Dangle.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Puff join in order to watch the rehearsal of his play?

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

3. What is satirized by the hope for a lack of scandal about Queen Elizabeth?

4. What does Puff complain about near the end of Act 2, Scene 2?

5. Who claims that Puff's play is brilliant?

(see the answer keys)

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