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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act II, Scene 4 through Act II, Scene 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Bentley believe is the inspiration for the characters of Mr. and Mrs. Gabor?
(a) The prime minister and his wife.
(b) Wedekind's parents.
(c) The parents of Wedekind's girlfriend.
(d) Wedekind's siblings.

2. According to Bentley, what group of people does not like this play?
(a) Abstinence-only groups.
(b) Libertarians.
(c) Environmentalists.
(d) Feminists.

3. What does Melchior tell Wendla about his belief in people who enjoy doing charity work?
(a) They will end up in Heaven.
(b) They will end up in Hell.
(c) They will end up disappointed.
(d) They will end up being taken advantage of.

4. According to the masked man, what is morality?
(a) A mixture of what people think should be done and what they want to do.
(b) What the government says should be done.
(c) A made-up concept to keep people in line.
(d) A fallacy of "doing good."

5. In their first encounter, what question does Melchior pose to Wendla?
(a) He asks if she enjoys visiting poor people.
(b) He asks if she likes him.
(c) He asks if she understands sex.
(d) He asks if she believes in God.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Moritz devastated in Act II, Scene 5?

2. In Act II, Scene 5, through what medium is Mrs. Gabor addressing Moritz?

3. According to Mrs. Gabor, what favor is she unable to perform for Moritz?

4. What is Wendla's reaction when Melchior tries to force her away from him?

5. What fantasy does Wendla admit to having to Melchior?

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