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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. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Lady Markby.
(c) Mabel.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

2. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?
(a) The Royal Academy, Mrs. Cheveley, and novels in Scotch dialect.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Politics, money, and Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Her dinner date with Tommy.

3. According to Lady Markby, what is fashionable in marriage nowadays?
(a) For people to wait until they are older to marry.
(b) For people never to marry.
(c) For people to stay together for a long time.
(d) For people to marry as often as they can.

4. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
(a) Three weeks.
(b) Five years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Three years.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it."

2. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?

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

4. What is the message in the letter that Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?

5. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert is the difference between scandals in the old days and scandals in the present?

2. What is Goring frustrated about as Act 4 opens?

3. Why is Mabel angry with Goring in Act 4, Part 1?

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

5. Why isn't Mabel interested in men who have a future?

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

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

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

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

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

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