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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How is the exposition handled in Puff's play?
(b) There is no exposition in Puff's play.
(c) Neither badly nor brilliantly.
(d) Very well.
2. Why does Puff claim that he must have a mad scene in his play?
(a) He does not have a mad scene in his play.
(b) Because it is his new invention.
(c) Because Sneer and Dangle tell him that it is necessary.
(d) Because all plays have a mad scene.
3. What offer does Puff make regarding the play?
(a) To change actors for better ones.
(b) To allow Dangle and Sneer to help him edit it.
(c) To allow the actors to cut or change anything they need to.
(d) To cancel production.
4. Who comments on Puff's clever use of words several times during the rehearsal?
5. How does Puff respond to the question of whether a love story has been introduced into his plot?
(a) He says he did include a love story.
(b) He did not include a love story.
(c) He objects to the question because his play is about war.
(d) There was nothing easier to do.
6. Who says that plays should show things that might happen?
7. Which character is not as smart as he thinks?
(c) All answers are correct.
8. What does the old man in the play do?
(a) Explain that the country will never win the war though they are just.
(b) Shake his head and exit the stage in silence.
(c) Laughs at Puff.
(d) Claims that the country will never win the war because they are not just.
9. What does Puff say that plays should not show?
(a) Things that happen every day.
(b) Things that are unrealistic.
(c) Things that happen between families.
(d) Plays should show anything the writer wants.
10. Who claims that Puff's play is brilliant?
11. Who comments that Puff's play seems contrived and artificial?
12. Who does Puff order to die repeatedly?
(c) The governor of the fort.
13. What does Puff say the changes are affecting?
(a) His writing.
(b) His feelings.
(c) His sleep.
(d) His appetite.
14. What is Puff's play about?
(a) The Spanish-American War.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) The French's treachery.
(d) The Spanish Armada.
15. Who comments on how the under-plot had completely nothing to do with the main plot?
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Puff react to the placement of the actor playing the River Thames and the actors playing the river's banks?
2. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on not doing?
3. What does Puff claim about the appearance of the line that begins the second scene of Act 3, Scene 1?
4. Who writes the play within "The Critic"?
5. Which character's name signifies his tendency of dangling his connections before his friends?
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