The Threepenny Opera Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom does Mac say "you drink too much"?
(a) Jenny.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Polly.
(d) Jake.

2. What does Peachum tell his daughter to do in Act One Scene Three?
(a) Change clothes.
(b) Go back to Macheath.
(c) Get divorced.
(d) Make dinner.

3. 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.

4. Who threatens to "tan your behind" to Polly?
(a) Lucy.
(b) Macheath.
(c) Mr. Peachum.
(d) Mrs. Peachum.

5. Where does Mrs. Peachum go after Act One Scene Three?
(a) To the courthouse.
(b) To the brothel.
(c) To the prison.
(d) To the library.

6. Who is the author of The Threepenny Opera?
(a) Erwin Piscator.
(b) Vsevolod Meyerhold.
(c) Vladimir Mayakovsky.
(d) Bertolt Brecht.

7. In what city does The Threepenny Opera take place?
(a) Berlin.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Dublin.

8. Who sings the Ballad of Sexual Obsession?
(a) Mr. Peachum.
(b) Mrs. Peachum.
(c) Polly.
(d) Macheath.

9. Where is Polly to send Macheath's money?
(a) Manchester.
(b) Highland.
(c) To Tiger Brown.
(d) Winchester.

10. Who is spoken to in an "aside"?
(a) The narrator.
(b) The audience.
(c) The actors.
(d) The director.

11. Who does Macheath leave in charge of business when he leaves?
(a) Ned.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Lucy.
(d) Polly.

12. What does Mrs. Peachum refer to Macheath as?
(a) A bandit.
(b) A murderous villain.
(c) A tawdry slut.
(d) A horse thief and highwayman.

13. For whom does the character Matt work?
(a) Jonathan Peachum.
(b) Macheath.
(c) Sheriff Brown.
(d) Deputy Smith.

14. Where is the carpet from at Macheath and Polly's feast?
(a) Oriental Carpet Company.
(b) India Trading Post.
(c) The royal palace.
(d) Oriental Rugs, Ltd.

15. How many shopkeepers does Macheath kill, according to his charges?
(a) Four.
(b) Ten.
(c) Two.
(d) One.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Macheath have a scar?

2. What is the name of the song Polly sings for dinner entertainment in Act One?

3. Who is Mr. Peachum's daughter?

4. Where does Macheath seduce two sisters under the age of consent?

5. What do the gang members do when Brown arrives?

(see the answer keys)

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