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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Macheath always wear?
(a) A top hat.
(b) Sunglasses.
(c) Kid gloves.
(d) A white suit.

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

5. Who sings "Barbara Song"?
(a) Jenny.
(b) Polly.
(c) Lucy.
(d) Mrs. Peachum.

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

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

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

9. Which thug mentions Lucy in Act One Scene Two?
(a) Matthew.
(b) Filch.
(c) Ned.
(d) Jonathan.

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

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

12. Who says, "If you are, these gentlemen would rip your pants off long ago and tan your ass for you"?
(a) Polly.
(b) Matthew.
(c) Lucy.
(d) Macheath.

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

14. What is Brown's concern regarding the coronation?
(a) Killing the king.
(b) Robbing a bank.
(c) Keeping peace.
(d) Stealing jewelry.

15. Which character is beaten for begging on the streets without a license?
(a) Macheath.
(b) Matt.
(c) Jenny.
(d) Filch.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character says, "Where'er you go I shall be with you"?

2. What "surprise gift" do the thugs uncover at the end of Act One Scene Two?

3. What is Low-Dive Jenny's profession?

4. Who is the author of The Threepenny Opera?

5. What does Peachum tell his daughter to do in Act One Scene Three?

(see the answer keys)

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