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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Though Puff says Queen Elizabeth does not appear, what makes it as good as if she did appear?
(a) The fact that she speaks from offstage.
(b) Queen Elizabeth is in the play.
(c) The fact that she is dead during the play's action.
(d) The fact that she is frequently spoken about.

3. As Puff grows increasing upset, whom does he push?
(a) The actress playing Tilburina.
(b) A secondary character.
(c) Dangle.
(d) Sneer.

4. Who comments on how the under-plot had completely nothing to do with the main plot?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

5. Who says that plays should show things that might happen?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Plagiary.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

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

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

8. Where is Puff's play set?
(a) In Italy.
(b) At Tilbury Fort.
(c) In Iceland.
(d) In Spain.

9. What does Puff complain about near the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The actors' poor acting.
(b) The length of his play.
(c) Nothing.
(d) How many cuts there have been.

10. What does Puff claim about the appearance of the line that begins the second scene of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) It is a classic.
(b) It is an important argument about theatre.
(c) It is just a coincidence.
(d) Puff changes the line.

11. What does Puff claim is wonderful?
(a) Dangle and Sneer's attendance at the rehearsal.
(b) His original piece of writing.
(c) The revised play.
(d) The acting during the rehearsal.

12. What is Puff's play about?
(a) The Spanish-American War.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) The French's treachery.
(d) The Spanish Armada.

13. Whom does Puff join in order to watch the rehearsal of his play?
(a) Dangle and Sneer.
(b) Plagiary and Puff.
(c) Dangle and Puff.
(d) Sneer and Puff.

14. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on doing?
(a) Improving on long established traditions.
(b) Trying to invent something new.
(c) Directing his play.
(d) Becoming friends with Sneer.

15. What does the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1 begin with?
(a) A line from Shakespeare's "Othello".
(b) The romantic climax.
(c) The orphan scene.
(d) A battle at sea.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Puff complain that the actors have done?

2. Who says that actors are always good judges?

3. What does Puff clarify during the rehearsal?

4. What should the point about actors be applied to, according to Puff?

5. Which character's name signifies his tendency of dangling his connections before his friends?

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