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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who tells the actors that the rehearsal was good but not quite perfect?
2. Who announces that everything is ready for the rehearsal to begin?
(a) The prompter.
3. Who asks if Puff has introduced a love story into his plot?
(b) Mrs. Dangle.
4. What does Puff clarify during the rehearsal?
(a) That he is a huge fan of the theatre.
(b) What he thinks of Plagiary's work.
(c) What is meant and what is not meant.
(d) That he does not like Dangle.
5. As Puff grows increasing upset, whom does he push?
(a) A secondary character.
(c) The actress playing Tilburina.
6. 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.
7. What happens during the scene in which the characters talk at length about Queen Elizabeth?
(a) Tilburina goes insane.
(b) Nothing because the scene has been cut.
(c) A battle scene.
(d) The orphan discovers his parentage.
8. What does Puff plan to do regardless of what happens on stage?
(a) Hire new actors.
(b) Publish every word of his original text.
(c) Hold another rehearsal.
(d) Never produce another play.
9. How does Puff's play continue?
(a) With the old man who shakes his head.
(b) With romantic complications between Tilburina and Whiskerandos.
(c) With the scene about the orphan learning about his true parentage.
(d) Puff's play ends with all of the actors quitting.
10. What does the young man in the scene learn?
(a) That he is slowly going insane.
(b) That he is actually the child of a well-born family rather than an orphan of low, criminal background.
(c) That he is in love with the daughter of the governor of the fort.
(d) That he will never survive the war.
11. Who tells Puff to stop interrupting the rehearsal?
12. What does Puff claim that every tragedy has to have?
(a) An appearance from the current monarch.
(b) A suicide attempt by the female lead.
(c) A secondary plot with as little connection to the main plot as possible.
(d) An affair between the male lead and someone other than the female lead.
13. What does the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1 begin with?
(a) The orphan scene.
(b) The romantic climax.
(c) A battle at sea.
(d) A line from Shakespeare's "Othello".
14. What do Puff, Dangle, and Sneer watch?
(a) They are too busy arguing to watch anything.
(b) Puff's family arriving.
(c) The actors quitting.
(d) The actors in Puff's play rehearse.
15. Who claims that two people can have the same idea but sometimes one of them just has it first?
Short Answer Questions
1. After the scene depicting the battle at sea, what is contained in the procession that follows?
2. Who suggests that the under-plot could have made a comedy?
3. What explanations are offered during Puff's play?
4. Who asks for the music to begin?
5. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on doing?
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