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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. When does Act 2 take place?
(a) The evening after the Chiltern's party.
(b) Three months after the Chiltern's party
(c) Mid morning on the day after the Chiltern's party.
(d) At Christmas time.

2. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?
(a) Goring leads an idle life.
(b) Goring is a thief.
(c) Goring has a dull job.
(d) Caversham hates Goring.

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

4. If Sir Robert meets Mrs. Cheveley's demands, what will she give him with the prettiest thanks?
(a) Money.
(b) A kiss.
(c) A recommendation to the House of Commons.
(d) The letter.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?

2. According to Lady Markby, what's better than light intellectual pressure?

3. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?

4. Why does Sir Robert think it would be useless for Goring to talk to Lady Chiltern about life?

5. What does Sir Robert offer Mrs. Cheveley in Act 1, Part 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lady Chiltern feel when she first learns that Sir Robert sold a cabinet secret?

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

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

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

5. Why does Mrs. Cheveley accuse Goring of being "absurdly English"?

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

7. Why does Sir Robert say he is skeptical of the Argentine Canal scheme?

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

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

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

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