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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) Geniuses are boring.
(b) People with pluck are more successful.
(c) It's not as common as genius is.
(d) He's a plucky person.
2. Why does Mrs. Cheveley come to visit Goring at his home?
(a) To profess her undying love.
(b) To beg his forgiveness.
(c) To sell him Sir Robert's letter for a sum of 10,000 pounds.
(d) To offer conditions for the return of Sir Robert's letter.
3. Who does Mabel say is the most ornamental person in London?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
4. What does Goring say only dull people ever get into?
(b) Caversham's circle of friends.
(c) The upper crust.
(d) The House of Commons.
5. What is Tommy Trafford's occupation?
(a) He doesn't have a job.
(b) He is Sir Robert's secretary.
(c) He's a student.
(d) He is a doctor.
6. What does Goring want Lady Chiltern to do after he reads her letter?
(a) Stand by her husband.
(b) Leave her husband.
(c) Confront Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Ask her husband to tell her the whole story.
7. 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) He hears a door close.
(c) He hears laughing.
(d) A chair falls over.
8. What does Sir Robert tell Lady Chiltern was her mistake after she learns his secret?
(a) To love him.
(b) To expect him to remain a politician.
(c) To marry him.
(d) To think he was without faults.
9. Who says Lord Goring isn't good enough for Mabel?
(b) Sir Robert.
(c) Lord Goring.
10. Why doesn't Goring like the name Laura?
(a) Because he can never spell it correctly.
(b) Because it's an ugly name.
(c) Because it is his mother's name.
(d) Because it's Mrs. Cheveley's first name and he used to adore it.
11. How does Goring suggest to Lady Chiltern that she handle the theft of her letter to Goring?
(a) Tell Sir Robert everything.
(b) Forget about it.
(c) Tell him she didn't write it.
(d) Steal the letter back.
12. In Act 3, Part 1, what event does Sir Robert say begins at eleven?
(a) The debate on the Argentine Canal.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley's trial.
(c) Lady Chiltern's tea party.
(d) The Bachelor's Ball.
13. After Sir Robert leaves Lady Chiltern and Lord Goring in Act 2, what subject does Lady Chiltern want to discuss with Goring?
(c) Sir Robert.
(d) Mrs. Cheveley.
14. In Act 3, Part 2, when does Mrs. Cheveley say she wants Goring to promise to marry her?
(a) After Sir Robert's ruin.
(c) By week's end.
15. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say talks more and says less than anybody she's ever met?
(b) Lady Markby.
(d) Lady Chiltern.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Goring say is the only person now in danger in Act 4, Part 1?
2. To whom does Goring say "Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear"?
3. What does Lady Markby say Lady Bonar's new genius does?
4. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give for her passion for listening through keyholes?
5. According to Goring, life can't be understood and lived without what?
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