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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. Who wrote the letter Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?
(a) Goring.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) Sir Robert.

2. During Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say we all must do sooner or later?
(a) Pay for what we do.
(b) Marry.
(c) Get older.
(d) Die.

3. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?
(a) Lie.
(b) Retire.
(c) Lose an election.
(d) Compromise.

4. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?
(a) He was once poor.
(b) He has an illegitimate child.
(c) The real origin of his wealth.
(d) He had an affair.

5. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?
(a) The House of Commons won't wait for his speech.
(b) She is impatient for his answer.
(c) She has to telegraph Vienna that night.
(d) She is leaving the country.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?

2. Why does Mabel say she dislikes pearls?

3. Who says, "As a rule, everybody turns out to be somebody else"?

4. What is the name of the tapestry that remains illuminated after the lights are put out at the end of Act 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 2, Part 2, what does Goring say to criticize Lady Chiltern?

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

3. What condition does Mrs. Cheveley set for her giving Sir Robert's letter to Goring?

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

5. Before sitting down to dinner, why does Mabel say that Goring has been "horrid" and what is his response?

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Goring enjoy political parties?

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