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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. According to Lady Markby, what's better than light intellectual pressure?
(a) Anything.
(b) Needlepoint.
(c) A good kiss.
(d) Politics.

2. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Circumstances.
(b) His wife.
(c) Careful planning.
(d) Her good luck.

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 avoiding dull parties.
(d) By marrying wealthy men.

4. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) A political rally.
(b) A poker game.
(c) The Bachelor's Ball.
(d) The Queen's Ball.

5. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?
(a) Politics.
(b) Good advice.
(c) A keen wit.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?

2. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?

3. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?

4. What is Lady Chiltern's first name?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Goring tell Lady Chiltern will happen if she allows Sir Robert to sacrifice his career?

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

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

4. Why does Sir Robert want to stay five more minutes at Goring's house in Act 3, Part 1?

5. Why is Mabel upset when she joins a conversation with Goring and other party guests and finds they are talking about Mrs. Cheveley?

6. Why does Mrs. Cheveley say she thinks the London season is too matrimonial?

7. Mrs. Cheveley gives Sir Robert a piece of advice about dealing with their pasts. What does she tell him they all must do?

8. In Act 3, Part 2, what does Sir Robert say is the real motive behind Mrs. Cheveley blackmailing Sir Robert?

9. What conclusion did Sir Robert jump to when he found Mrs. Cheveley at Goring's house?

10. Why doesn't Goring think women are meant to judge?

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