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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who claims that two people can have the same idea but sometimes one of them just has it first?
(a) Plagiary.
(b) Puff.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

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

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

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

5. What does Puff claim that every tragedy has to have?
(a) An appearance from the current monarch.
(b) An affair between the male lead and someone other than the female lead.
(c) A suicide attempt by the female lead.
(d) A secondary plot with as little connection to the main plot as possible.

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

7. Which character's name signifies his theft of others' ideas?
(a) Puff.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Sneer.

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

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

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

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

12. Who comments that Puff's play seems contrived and artificial?
(a) Puff.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

13. Which character's name signifies his work being superfluous?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Puff that he is interrupting their feelings?

2. Where is Puff's play set?

3. In "The Critic", what does the specific satirize?

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

5. How does Puff's play continue?

(see the answer keys)

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