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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. Where does Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1 begin?
(a) In the street.
(b) In the theatre.
(c) In Plagiary's house.
(d) In Dangle's house.

2. Whom does the servant announce at the end of Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1?
(a) Sir Fretful Plagiary.
(b) Dangle.
(c) Puff.
(d) Sneer.

3. What does Sneer tell Puff is the only thing that could make him respect Puff more?
(a) Being allowed to attend the rehearsal of his new play.
(b) Being hired as an actor in his new play.
(c) Nothing at all.
(d) Being loaned an exorbitant amount of money.

4. What does Plagiary say about Sneer in an aside?
(a) How he is related to Sneer.
(b) How rich Sneer is.
(c) He does not speak about Sneer in an aside.
(d) How much he dislikes Sneer.

5. What does Dangle say about Sneer before Sneer enters?
(a) That he dislikes Sneer's company.
(b) That they are best friends.
(c) That Sneer is his brother.
(d) That Sneer is a horrible writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what is Plagiary scared?

2. Who does Dangle say can give Plagiary good criticism if he wants it?

3. Who is the well-known writer whose pending production Dangle reads about in Act 1, Scene 1, Part 1?

4. What author is alluded to in the Prologue?

5. Who suggests that all three men walk to the theatre together?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Dangle, Sneer and Plagiary argue about?

2. How does Puff describe the under-plot of his play?

3. When Dangle comments on the next scene beginning with a line from Shakespeare's "Othello", how does Puff respond?

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

5. Describe Puff's play in terms of the dialogue, emotion, etc.

6. What does Sneer say about audiences?

7. How does Puff respond to Dangle and Sneer's questions and comments?

8. What does Puff use his argument as?

9. During and after the scene about the orphan, what does Puff say about this scene?

10. How does Dangle defend himself during his argument with his wife?

(see the answer keys)

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