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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who says more incidents are needed in the fifth act of Plagiary's play?
(c) Mrs. Dangle.
2. When Plagiary arrives, what do Dangle and Sneer tell him?
(a) How much they want to see Puff's new play.
(b) How much they hate his play.
(c) How much they like his play.
(d) How tired they are.
3. What does Dangle say about Sneer before Sneer enters?
(a) That they are best friends.
(b) That Sneer is his brother.
(c) That he dislikes Sneer's company.
(d) That Sneer is a horrible writer.
4. Who speaks in the Prologue?
(a) Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
(b) The main actor.
(c) William Shakespeare.
(d) The Honourable Richard Fitzpatrick.
5. Of what is Plagiary scared?
(a) People laughing at his work.
(b) People stealing his ideas.
(c) People hating him.
(d) People thinking that he is a good writer.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Dangle complains about being taken advantage of, what does Sneer remind him?
2. What claim does Dangle make in defense of the theatre?
3. What does Puff express joy at in extravagant language?
4. What does Plagiary claim about incident in his play?
5. What does Sneer say about Plagiary's play that he has read?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Plagiary demonstrate hypocrisy concerning Sneer?
2. What does each of the characters (Dangle, Mrs. Dangle, and Sneer) believe is the cause of the deterioration of theatre?
3. How is language defined in Act 1, Scene 2?
4. Describe Dangle's argument with his wife during breakfast.
5. What do Dangle, Sneer and Plagiary argue about?
6. When the curtain rises in Act 3, Scene 1, what is revealed and what does Puff say?
7. What did Puff begin to feel guilty about, and how did he alleviate his guilt?
8. What does Puff talk about at great length?
9. What does Puff use his argument as?
10. What happens during the climax of the love scene between Tilburina and Whiskerandos?
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