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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) They like juicy gossip.
(b) It distracts public attention from their own.
(c) It gives them something to talk about.
(d) It makes them feel better.

2. In Act 1, Part 1, what is needed at the embassy to prevent the ambassador from being recalled?
(a) A proper invitation.
(b) Good security.
(c) A good chef.
(d) Proper manners.

3. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?
(a) By their past.
(b) By their economic status.
(c) By their social connections.
(d) By their intellect.

4. From what meeting does Lady Chiltern return from in Act 2, Part 1?
(a) The library board meeting.
(b) A church meeting.
(c) The Women's Liberal Association meeting.
(d) The Lady's Aid Society meeting.

5. According to Lady Markby, what about Sir John has become unbearable?
(a) His weight.
(b) His constant talking.
(c) His drinking.
(d) His temper.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?

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

3. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?

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

5. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What about Sir Robert does Lady Chiltern say makes him different from other men?

3. Why is Mrs. Marchmont pleased when Goring tells her she is morbid?

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

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

6. Why is Mrs. Cheveley so interested in the success or failure of the Argentine Canal?

7. Why does Sir Robert think someone has been listening in on his conversation with Goring while he's at Goring's house?

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

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

10. How does Lord Goring say the men in the House of Commons stand the long debates that take place?

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