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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 praises Puff's cleverness in making a living at puffing?
(a) Sneer.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Plagiary.
(d) Puff.

2. How does Plagiary respond to the offer to help him send his play to producers?
(a) He refuses the offer because he does not trust it.
(b) He accepts the offer.
(c) He says he has already sent it out.
(d) He does not intend to send his play to producers.

3. What kind of producers do Dangle, Sneer and Plagiary question the wisdom of sending a play to?
(a) Producers who make too much money.
(b) Producers who need money.
(c) Producers who they know.
(d) Producers who write plays themselves.

4. Who says Plagiary's play is perfect?
(a) Dangle.
(b) Sneer.
(c) Puff.
(d) Mrs. Dangle.

5. Why does Dangle interrupt his wife at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2?
(a) To ask for some tea.
(b) To say that he is hungry.
(c) To remind her that the children are calling her.
(d) To say that she is wrong.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who goes out to greet the new guests near the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2?

2. Where does Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1 begin?

3. Whose language obscures who he truly is?

4. Who refers to a nasty notice about Plagiary's play in an earlier newspaper?

5. Who comments that Plagiary's humility is false?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two opinions does Mrs. Dangle give of Plagiary's play?

2. At the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2, what does the servant tell Dangle, and how does Sneer react?

3. What do Dangle and Sneer hope for and how does Puff reply?

4. What does Puff do during the rehearsal of his play?

5. According to Puff, what is the meaning of the man who appears, shakes his head, and exits in silence?

6. After the love scene finishes, what does Puff congratulate himself on?

7. How do Puff and Dangle comment on the romantic complications in the play?

8. What does Dangle ask Puff about his play, and how does Puff respond?

9. What is a satire, and who is the target of this particular satire?

10. How does Plagiary react to the imaginary critique of his play?

(see the answer keys)

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