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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. How does Peregrine react to his conversation with Sir Political Would-Be?
(a) He ignores Sir Politic completely.
(b) He is annoyed with their conversation.
(c) He is pleased to see him.
(d) He is afraid of Sir Politic's temper.

2. What is the first letter of Jonson's acrostic?
(a) L.
(b) P.
(c) O.
(d) V.

3. What article does Valpone urge passersby to throw to him in the hopes of winning a prize?
(a) Their hats.
(b) Their gloves.
(c) Their hankerchiefs.
(d) Their scarves.

4. After Corvino leaves, what does Valpone urge his entertainers to prepare for?
(a) A feast.
(b) A party.
(c) A war.
(d) A ball.

5. What relationship does Mosca have with Valpone?
(a) He is Valpone's son.
(b) He is Valpone's assistant.
(c) He is Valpone's brother.
(d) He is Valpone's business partner.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Nano trace Valpone's soul back to?

2. Which of the following adjectives best describes Sir Political Would-Be?

3. What type of story does Nano tell Valpone when he first arrives at his home?

4. How does Corvino respond to the disguised men hanging around his home?

5. How does Valpone feel about doctors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Bonario overhears Valpone threatening to rape Celia?

2. In his soliloquy to the audience, what realizations about himself does Mosca make?

3. How do the legacy hunters react to the news that Valpone has died?

4. How does Mosca react to the news that he has been named as Valpone's heir?

5. What does Mosca confess to Voltore when he is showing him out of Valpone's room?

6. How does Corvino react to Valpone's physical state when he enters the room during their first visit?

7. How does Valpone act once Voltore is in the room for his visit?

8. What do Mosca and Corvino discuss when they think Valpone cannot hear them?

9. What does Mosca tell Corvino is the one thing he can do to help save Valpone's life?

10. What is the setting of this play?

(see the answer keys)

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