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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. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?
(a) Lose an election.
2. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?
(a) By their social connections.
(b) By their intellect.
(c) By their economic status.
(d) By their past.
3. How does Mrs. Cheveley say she stays young and beautiful?
(a) By talking to perfectly charming people.
(b) By using lots of moisturizer.
(c) By marrying wealthy men.
(d) By avoiding dull parties.
4. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
5. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert won't survive a scandal?
(a) His marriage.
(b) His political career.
(c) His friendship with Goring.
(d) His social standing.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who wrote the letter Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?
2. What does Mabel find in the sofa, hidden by a cushion?
3. According to Goring, what can't women discover?
4. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
5. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Caversham say that bachelors are no longer in fashion?
2. What does Goring want from Sir Robert in return for his getting the letter to Baron Arnheim back?
3. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert is the difference between scandals in the old days and scandals in the present?
4. What conclusion did Sir Robert jump to when he found Mrs. Cheveley at Goring's house?
5. Why doesn't Goring think women are meant to judge?
6. What is Goring frustrated about as Act 4 opens?
7. What does Goring tell Lady Chiltern will happen if she allows Sir Robert to sacrifice his career?
8. Why is Mrs. Cheveley so interested in the success or failure of the Argentine Canal?
9. What does Goring say is the difference between mothers and fathers?
10. Why does Sir Robert think it so unfair that the scandal revealed in his letter to Baron Arnheim should surface now?
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