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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who comments that the under-plot is so well formed that it could have made a tragedy all by itself?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Puff.
(c) Sneer.
(d) Plagiary.

2. Who says that plays should show things that might happen?
(a) Puff.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Plagiary.

3. Who asks if Puff has introduced a love story into his plot?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Sneer.

4. What do Puff, Dangle, and Sneer watch?
(a) The actors in Puff's play rehearse.
(b) Puff's family arriving.
(c) The actors quitting.
(d) They are too busy arguing to watch anything.

5. What do the comments about the Spanish Armada and Tilbury refer to?
(a) An incident in British history.
(b) Puff's past.
(c) The military history of Ireland.
(d) Puff's parents.

6. What does Puff pride himself on?
(a) The cleverness of his plot twists.
(b) His romantic inspiration.
(c) His disconnected under-plot.
(d) How well he captured the truth of life.

7. Whom does the governor's daughter fall in love with in Puff's play?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) The son of a Spanish admiral.
(c) Sneer.
(d) William Raleigh.

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

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

10. Who announces that everything is ready for the rehearsal to begin?
(a) Puff.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) The prompter.

11. 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.

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

13. What does Puff convince Dangle and Sneer to appear to do?
(a) Go to dinner with him.
(b) Attend the last rehearsal of his play.
(c) Go home early.
(d) Alter their opinions.

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

15. Who suggests that the romance in the play is improbable?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Puff.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells the actors that the rehearsal was good but not quite perfect?

2. What does Puff use his argument in Act 2, Scene 1 for?

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

4. What is Puff's play about?

5. Where is Puff's play set?

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