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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 Chiltern.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Lady Markby.
2. According to Mabel, what does a man say to a girl before he marries her and never after?
(a) Tell me how you feel.
(b) I love you.
(c) Please be serious.
(d) What is your opinion?
3. What does Mabel tell Lady Chiltern is very unbecoming on Goring?
(c) Foul language.
4. Who proposes to Mabel before Goring does so in Act 4?
(b) Lord Devonshire.
(c) Tommy Trafford.
5. In Act 3, Part 1, who does Goring think is in his drawing room?
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) Lady Markby.
(d) Lady Chiltern.
6. How does Lord Goring find out about the speech Sir Robert gave in the House of Commons?
(a) He attends the speech.
(b) Caversham tells him.
(c) Sir Robert tells him.
(d) Lady Chiltern tells him.
7. Why does Lady Chiltern write a letter to Goring?
(a) She is too shy to talk to him.
(b) She is planning to leave Sir Robert and needs his help.
(c) She is in love with him.
(d) She needs to meet with him.
8. Why doesn't Mrs. Cheveley think life has taught Lady Chiltern anything?
(a) Because Lady Chiltern hasn't changed.
(b) Lady Chiltern is ignorant.
(c) Lady Chiltern is a society lady.
(d) Lady Chiltern still looks very young.
9. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say has only two topics of conversation--his gout and his wife?
(a) Tommy Trafford.
(b) Lord Mortlake.
(d) Sir Robert.
10. What does Sir Robert compare himself to in Act 3, Part 1?
(a) A ship without a rudder.
(b) The tip of a pen.
(c) A compass without a needle.
(d) A lovelorn teenager.
11. Who says, "When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her"?
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
12. What does Lady Markby say is the greatest blow to a happy married life since Higher Education of Women was invented?
(a) London society parties.
(c) The House of Commons.
(d) Mrs. Cheveley.
13. What does Mrs. Cheveley reveal to Goring as she leaves his house?
(a) She still has Sir Robert's letter.
(b) She is still married to Baron Arnheim.
(c) She has Lady Chiltern's letter to Goring.
(d) She never loved him.
14. What does Sir Robert tell Lady Chiltern was her mistake after she learns his secret?
(a) To love him.
(b) To think he was without faults.
(c) To marry him.
(d) To expect him to remain a politician.
15. What does Goring want Lady Chiltern to do after he reads her letter?
(a) Confront Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Stand by her husband.
(c) Leave her husband.
(d) Ask her husband to tell her the whole story.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Tommy Trafford's occupation?
2. How does Goring describe his proposal to Mabel?
3. With whom does Caversham agree when she says one can never believe a word Goring says?
4. Who does Mabel say is the most ornamental person in London?
5. According to Goring, life can't be understood and lived without what?
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