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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. During the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Lady Chiltern state she didn't know about Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) That she is in love with Goring.
(b) That she has a college education.
(c) That she was once poor.
(d) That she married a second time.

2. In Act 1, Part 1, how is Goring described?
(a) As an exceptional politician.
(b) As a clever, serious man.
(c) As a flawless dandy.
(d) As a dull aristocrat.

3. Why does Sir Robert think it would be useless for Goring to talk to Lady Chiltern about life?
(a) She won't believe Goring.
(b) She already knows everything there is to know.
(c) She's not smart enough to understand.
(d) Nothing could make her change her views.

4. According to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3, what is Sir Robert not a man to do?
(a) Continue in public life.
(b) Do anything dishonorable.
(c) Ruin a lady's reputation.
(d) Lie to his wife.

5. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
(a) It gives them something to talk about.
(b) It makes them feel better.
(c) It distracts public attention from their own.
(d) They like juicy gossip.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?

2. How does Mrs. Cheveley say she stays young and beautiful?

3. According to Goring, what can't women discover?

4. In Act 1, Part 2, who says, "I like tedious, practical subjects. What I don't like are tedious, practical people"?

5. How much does Sir Robert reveal he received from Baron Arnheim?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mabel angry with Goring in Act 4, Part 1?

2. What is Lady Chiltern's response to Mrs. Cheveley when she says that Lady Chiltern hasn't changed since their school days?

3. Why does Sir Robert think it so unfair that the scandal revealed in his letter to Baron Arnheim should surface now?

4. What does Mrs. Cheveley initially do to try to convince Sir Robert to speak in favor of the Argentine Canal?

5. How does Goring feel about Sir Robert's selling the cabinet secret to gain his success?

6. In Act 2, Part 2, what error does Sir Robert say all women make?

7. What is Goring's reaction to Mabel's revelation in Act 1, Part 1, that she does not like Mrs. Cheveley?

8. Why does Sir Robert become angry with Goring in Act 3, Part 1?

9. What reason does Mrs. Marchmont give for hating being educated?

10. What does Goring tell Mrs. Cheveley is the drawback of stealing something?

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