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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Goring, life can't be understood and lived without what?
(a) Charity.
(b) Power.
(c) Love.
(d) Money.

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

3. Why doesn't Goring like the name Laura?
(a) Because it's Mrs. Cheveley's first name and he used to adore it.
(b) Because it is his mother's name.
(c) Because it's an ugly name.
(d) Because he can never spell it correctly.

4. Why doesn't Mabel like geniuses?
(a) She can't talk to them.
(b) She says they are pretentious.
(c) She doesn't like people who are smarter than her.
(d) She thinks they are quite impossible.

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

6. Why does Mrs. Cheveley come to visit Goring at his home?
(a) To offer conditions for the return of Sir Robert's letter.
(b) To profess her undying love.
(c) To beg his forgiveness.
(d) To sell him Sir Robert's letter for a sum of 10,000 pounds.

7. At the end of Act 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley tell Lady Chiltern about Sir Robert?
(a) He sold a stockbroker a cabinet secret.
(b) He made a pass at Lady Markby.
(c) He plans to divorce Lady Chiltern.
(d) He was once a poor man.

8. What does Goring say makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution?
(a) Love.
(b) The moral sense of women.
(c) Dishonesty.
(d) Truth.

9. How does Goring claim to have gotten the brooch while talking to Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) He found it.
(b) He bought it at a pawn shop.
(c) It was a gift.
(d) He stole it.

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

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

12. According to Caversham, what does <i>The Times</i> say about Robert following his speech?
(a) He represents what's best in English public life.
(b) He's obviously misinformed.
(c) He's a cad.
(d) He should be thrown out of office.

13. Why doesn't Mrs. Cheveley think life has taught Lady Chiltern anything?
(a) Because Lady Chiltern hasn't changed.
(b) Lady Chiltern still looks very young.
(c) Lady Chiltern is ignorant.
(d) Lady Chiltern is a society lady.

14. Why doesn't Goring like to know what people are saying behind his back?
(a) He gets angry.
(b) It makes him too conceited.
(c) They're all fools anyway.
(d) It hurts his feelings.

15. What does Mrs. Cheveley say one should never give a woman?
(a) Anything she cannot wear in the evening.
(b) Your heart.
(c) Too much credit.
(d) Jewelry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say has only two topics of conversation--his gout and his wife?

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

3. What does Lady Markby say is the greatest blow to a happy married life since Higher Education of Women was invented?

4. With whom does Caversham agree when she says one can never believe a word Goring says?

5. What does Goring say only dull people ever get into?

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