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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Macheath have a scar?
(a) His face.
(b) His hand.
(c) His arm.
(d) His neck.

2. How many holdups does Macheath commit according to his charges?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Twenty-three.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Thirty.

3. Who tells Polly that Macheath has several women?
(a) Mrs. Peachum.
(b) Mr. Peachum.
(c) Jenny.
(d) Lucy.

4. Who is the main character in The Threepenny Opera?
(a) Tiger Brown.
(b) Polly Peachum.
(c) Low-Dive Jenny.
(d) Macheath.

5. Which character says, "What I need is artists. Only an artist can tug at anybody's heart strings nowadays"?
(a) Mr. Peachum.
(b) Mrs. Peachum.
(c) Polly.
(d) Macheath.

6. What does Brown tell Polly about Macheath?
(a) There is nothing he can do for him now.
(b) He kills him.
(c) He loves him.
(d) He does his best to keep him out of prison.

7. What happens to the soldier's in Macheath and Brown's ballad in Act One?
(a) They die.
(b) They win the war.
(c) They win medals.
(d) They go to a saloon.

8. What is the setting of the opening of Act One Scene Two?
(a) A church.
(b) Mr. Peachum's shop.
(c) A rooftop.
(d) A stable.

9. Who pays Mac a visit in Act One Scene Two?
(a) Tiger Brown.
(b) Mr. Peachum.
(c) Jake.
(d) Ned.

10. What is the name of the song the thugs sing at the feast?
(a) The Day of Bill's Last Breath.
(b) The Wedding Ballad.
(c) Wedding song for the Less Well-off.
(d) The Church Bells of Manchester.

11. Who do the thieves sing about in Act One Scene Two?
(a) Joseph and Mary.
(b) Lucy and William.
(c) Victoria and William.
(d) Bill and Mary.

12. What is Jake's nickname?
(a) Pickpocket Jake.
(b) Cut-throat Jake.
(c) Cross-eyed Jake.
(d) Crook-finger Jake.

13. What is the name of the song Polly sings for dinner entertainment in Act One?
(a) Ballad of the Dishwasher.
(b) Pirate Jenny.
(c) Pirate Polly.
(d) Dirty Bar Song.

14. Who is Matthew?
(a) A pimp.
(b) A beggar.
(c) A prostitute.
(d) A thief.

15. Where are Macheath and Tiger soldiers together?
(a) Japan.
(b) Germany.
(c) India.
(d) Ireland.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Peachum take with him to see the Sheriff?

2. What is the name of Jonathan Peachum's wife?

3. What does Mac order the legs cut off from in Act One Scene Two?

4. When does Matthew say the Archbishop of Canterbury is to arrive?

5. What present do the thugs give to Polly?

(see the answer keys)

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