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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who says that actors are always good judges?
2. What is satirized by the hope for a lack of scandal about Queen Elizabeth?
(a) The views of critics that all plays should contain a scandal.
(d) The views of critics that all plays should contain a romance.
3. What directions does Puff give the actors during the rehearsal?
(a) Where to move and how to speak.
(b) To turn left or right.
(c) When to quit.
(d) When to speak and when to die.
4. Who tells Puff to stop interrupting the rehearsal?
5. Who is making an argument at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
6. What does the prompter tell Puff when Puff calls for the beginning of the next scene?
(a) The actors have all quit.
(c) The set is not ready.
(d) The scene is very long.
7. How does Dangle respond to Puff's lament?
(a) He refuses to heed Puff.
(b) He laughs at him.
(c) He walks out of the theatre.
(d) He says it is a pity.
8. In "The Critic", what does the specific satirize?
(b) The general.
(c) The detailed.
(d) The critics.
9. What does Puff claim about the appearance of the line that begins the second scene of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) It is an important argument about theatre.
(b) It is a classic.
(c) It is just a coincidence.
(d) Puff changes the line.
10. Who suggests that the romance in the play is improbable?
11. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on doing?
(a) Becoming friends with Sneer.
(b) Directing his play.
(c) Trying to invent something new.
(d) Improving on long established traditions.
12. What does Puff use his argument in Act 2, Scene 1 for?
(a) An attempt to convince Dangle to watch the rehearsal.
(b) An attempt to convince Sneer to watch the rehearsal.
(c) An explanation for writing his play.
(d) An explanation for becoming an actor.
13. What should the point about actors be applied to, according to Puff?
14. How does Puff's play continue?
(a) Puff's play ends with all of the actors quitting.
(b) With romantic complications between Tilburina and Whiskerandos.
(c) With the old man who shakes his head.
(d) With the scene about the orphan learning about his true parentage.
15. What do Puff, Dangle, and Sneer watch?
(a) Puff's family arriving.
(b) They are too busy arguing to watch anything.
(c) The actors in Puff's play rehearse.
(d) The actors quitting.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the prompter say that Puff will find the play?
2. What happens during the scene in which the characters talk at length about Queen Elizabeth?
3. Which character's name signifies his theft of others' ideas?
4. What does the young man in the scene learn?
5. Which character's name signifies his tendency of dangling his connections before his friends?
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