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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Sir Robert leaves Goring's, whom does Goring think Sir Robert was talking about?
(a) Lady Markby.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
2. After Sir Robert leaves Lady Chiltern and Lord Goring in Act 2, what subject does Lady Chiltern want to discuss with Goring?
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
3. According to Mabel, what does a man say to a girl before he marries her and never after?
(a) What is your opinion?
(b) Please be serious.
(c) I love you.
(d) Tell me how you feel.
4. Why doesn't Mrs. Cheveley think life has taught Lady Chiltern anything?
(a) Because Lady Chiltern hasn't changed.
(b) Lady Chiltern is a society lady.
(c) Lady Chiltern still looks very young.
(d) Lady Chiltern is ignorant.
5. Sir Robert thinks Lady Chiltern might have been kinder to him if they had done what?
(a) Gone on a long vacation.
(b) Had children.
(c) Never married.
(d) Moved to the country.
6. Who proposes to Mabel before Goring does so in Act 4?
(b) Lord Devonshire.
(d) Tommy Trafford.
7. Why does Sir Robert say spies are of no use nowadays?
(a) They are too lazy to work.
(b) No one has any secrets.
(c) The newspapers do their work instead.
(d) They cost too much.
8. How does Goring suggest to Lady Chiltern that she handle the theft of her letter to Goring?
(a) Tell him she didn't write it.
(b) Forget about it.
(c) Steal the letter back.
(d) Tell Sir Robert everything.
9. Why does Lady Markby want Sir John to be sent to the Upper House?
(a) He'll make more money.
(b) She can't stand to be with him.
(c) He won't take an interest in politics.
(d) It's more prestigious.
10. Why doesn't Goring like to know what people are saying behind his back?
(a) They're all fools anyway.
(b) He gets angry.
(c) It hurts his feelings.
(d) It makes him too conceited.
11. In Act 3, Part 2, what does Goring say is a dangerous thing?
(d) Too much experience.
12. What does Mrs. Cheveley say one should never give a woman?
(a) Anything she cannot wear in the evening.
(b) Too much credit.
(c) Your heart.
13. 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) A chair falls over.
(c) Someone coughs.
(d) He hears laughing.
14. Why doesn't Mabel like geniuses?
(a) She can't talk to them.
(b) She says they are pretentious.
(c) She thinks they are quite impossible.
(d) She doesn't like people who are smarter than her.
15. 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) Confront Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Stand by her husband.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say has only two topics of conversation--his gout and his wife?
2. What does Mrs. Cheveley say modern women don't understand?
3. What good news does Goring deliver to Lady Chiltern in Act 4, Part 1?
4. When does Act 4 take place?
5. In Act 3, Part 1, what event does Sir Robert say begins at eleven?
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