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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who says that plays should show things that might happen?
2. Who comments on how the under-plot had completely nothing to do with the main plot?
3. What does Puff claim is wonderful?
(a) Dangle and Sneer's attendance at the rehearsal.
(b) The acting during the rehearsal.
(c) The revised play.
(d) His original piece of writing.
4. What does Puff convince Dangle and Sneer to appear to do?
(a) Attend the last rehearsal of his play.
(b) Alter their opinions.
(c) Go to dinner with him.
(d) Go home early.
5. 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) The fact that she is dead during the play's action.
(c) The fact that she is frequently spoken about.
(d) Queen Elizabeth is in the play.
6. What is Puff's play about?
(a) The French's treachery.
(b) The Spanish Armada.
(c) The Spanish-American War.
(d) Julius Caesar.
7. Who announces that everything is ready for the rehearsal to begin?
(c) The prompter.
8. Who comments on the origin of the line that begins the second scene in Act 3, Scene 1?
9. What do the comments about the Spanish Armada and Tilbury refer to?
(a) An incident in British history.
(b) Puff's parents.
(c) The military history of Ireland.
(d) Puff's past.
10. What explanations are offered during Puff's play?
(a) Explanations of his childhood history.
(b) Explanations of how he wrote the play.
(c) No explanations are offered during Puff's play.
(d) Explanations of the play's context.
11. 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.
12. Who tells the actors that the rehearsal was good but not quite perfect?
13. Who explains the complicated meaning of the old man's actions?
14. Who suggests that the under-plot could have made a comedy?
15. What does Puff plan to do regardless of what happens on stage?
(a) Hire new actors.
(b) Hold another rehearsal.
(c) Publish every word of his original text.
(d) Never produce another play.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Puff's play continue?
2. How does the prompter say that Puff will find the play?
3. How does Puff respond to the question of whether a love story has been introduced into his plot?
4. What does the scene contain?
5. Whom does Puff join in order to watch the rehearsal of his play?
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