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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Lord Goring prefer pluck over genius?
(a) It's not as common as genius is.
(b) He's a plucky person.
(c) Geniuses are boring.
(d) People with pluck are more successful.

2. What happens to alert Sir Robert to the presence of someone in the next room when he is at Goring's?
(a) He hears a door close.
(b) Someone coughs.
(c) A chair falls over.
(d) He hears laughing.

3. Why does Lady Chiltern write a letter to Goring?
(a) She needs to meet with him.
(b) She is too shy to talk to him.
(c) She is planning to leave Sir Robert and needs his help.
(d) She is in love with him.

4. What does Mabel tell Lady Chiltern is very unbecoming on Goring?
(a) Greed.
(b) Foolishness.
(c) Seriousness.
(d) Foul language.

5. What does Lady Chiltern want to do about the theft of her letter to Goring?
(a) Tell Sir Robert everything.
(b) Intercept it before it gets to Sir Robert.
(c) Have Mrs. Cheveley's house ransacked for the letter.
(d) Forget about it.

6. Who says, "When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her"?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Mabel.
(d) Goring.

7. Why do Lady Markby and Mrs. Cheveley say they've come to call on Mrs. Chiltern in Act 2, Part 2?
(a) To discuss Sir Robert.
(b) To bring her a gift.
(c) To thank her for the party.
(d) To see if anyone found Mrs. Cheveley's diamond brooch.

8. What does Goring want Lady Chiltern to do after he reads her letter?
(a) Leave her husband.
(b) Ask her husband to tell her the whole story.
(c) Stand by her husband.
(d) Confront Mrs. Cheveley.

9. What does Mrs. Cheveley say modern women don't understand?
(a) The value of education.
(b) Good manners.
(c) Money.
(d) Their husbands.

10. What reason does Goring give for never having a serious conversation after seven?
(a) He finds them too boring.
(b) Nights are for fun.
(c) He can never sleep after a serious conversation.
(d) It makes him talk in his sleep.

11. Why does Mabel want Lady Chiltern to talk to Tommy Trafford?
(a) He's making poor decisions.
(b) He's very unhappy.
(c) She wants him to propose to her.
(d) He keeps proposing to Mabel.

12. With whom does Caversham agree when she says one can never believe a word Goring says?
(a) Lady Markby.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) Mabel.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

13. How does Goring reply when Caversham asks why he doesn't try to do something useful in life?
(a) Usefulness is dull.
(b) He's already doing something useful.
(c) He just doesn't want to.
(d) He says he's too young.

14. What does Mrs. Cheveley do to keep Goring from calling the police?
(a) Begs his forgiveness.
(b) Gives him Sir Robert's letter.
(c) Runs away.
(d) Offers Goring money.

15. What does Sir Robert say his sources found out about Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) She is a thief.
(b) Nothing.
(c) She once worked as a prostitute.
(d) She cheated while in school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Caversham say has no common sense at all?

2. Who says Lord Goring isn't good enough for Mabel?

3. What does Goring say makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution?

4. To whom does Goring say "Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear"?

5. After Sir Robert leaves Lady Chiltern and Lord Goring in Act 2, what subject does Lady Chiltern want to discuss with Goring?

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