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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who reassures Puff that the changes made are for the good of the play?
(a) The actors.
2. Which character is not a playwright?
3. Who comments on Puff's clever use of words several times during the rehearsal?
4. Which character's name signifies his attitude toward other playwrights?
5. What does the prompter tell Puff when Puff calls for the beginning of the next scene?
(b) The set is not ready.
(c) The scene is very long.
(d) The actors have all quit.
6. Why does Puff claim that he must have a mad scene in his play?
(a) Because Sneer and Dangle tell him that it is necessary.
(b) He does not have a mad scene in his play.
(c) Because all plays have a mad scene.
(d) Because it is his new invention.
7. What kind of emotion is presented in Puff's play?
(d) None whatsoever.
8. Which character's name signifies his work being superfluous?
9. Who exclaims over the changes in Puff's play?
10. Who tells Puff that he is interrupting their feelings?
(a) The actor playing the Spanish soldier.
(d) The actress playing Tilburina.
11. What does the curtain reveal when it rises?
(a) A courtroom scene.
(b) The orphan scene.
(c) The love scene.
(d) The battle at sea scene.
12. Who does Puff order to die repeatedly?
(c) The governor of the fort.
13. Who claims that Puff's play is brilliant?
14. Who announces that everything is ready for the rehearsal to begin?
(d) The prompter.
15. Who tells the actors that the rehearsal was good but not quite perfect?
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the exposition handled in Puff's play?
2. Who writes the play within "The Critic"?
3. What explanations are offered during Puff's play?
4. Who asks if the scene revealed is the setting for the under-plot?
5. Who asks if Puff has introduced a love story into his plot?
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