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

2. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It would improve international relations.
(b) It would be a waste of money.
(c) It would be a great international value.
(d) It is unsafe.

3. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert won't survive a scandal?
(a) His political career.
(b) His marriage.
(c) His social standing.
(d) His friendship with Goring.

4. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks if she can attend with him.
(b) She asks him to wait one more day.
(c) She asks him to withdraw it.
(d) She asks him to go ahead with it.

5. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?
(a) Beautiful.
(b) A sign of despair.
(c) A prostitute.
(d) Too low born for his time.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Lady Chiltern state she didn't know about Mrs. Cheveley?

2. Who puts the lights out at the end of Act 1?

3. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?

4. What reason does Lord Caversham give for never going anywhere?

5. Why does Mrs. Cheveley say science cannot grapple with the problem of women?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Caversham think he should be the one to choose a wife for Goring?

2. What does Goring want from Sir Robert in return for his getting the letter to Baron Arnheim back?

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

4. What does Goring say is the purpose of visiting someone?

5. What about Lady Chiltern's letter catches Mrs. Cheveley's eye when she is in Goring's drawing room?

6. What strange request does Goring make of Mabel regarding the brooch Mabel finds?

7. When Goring comments that Mrs. Cheveley is just as willful as she used to be, why does Mrs. Cheveley say she has actually improved?

8. Why does Sir Robert say it was so important to him to achieve success when he was young?

9. How does Goring finally get Mrs. Cheveley to give him Sir Robert's letter?

10. How does Mrs. Cheveley plan to use the letter Sir Robert wrote to Baron Arnheim regarding the Argentine Canal?

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