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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. In Act 1, Part 2, who says, "I like tedious, practical subjects. What I don't like are tedious, practical people"?
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) Goring.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Lord Caversham.

2. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?
(a) Money.
(b) Politics.
(c) Good advice.
(d) A keen wit.

3. Where does Lady Chiltern say she and Mrs. Cheveley have met before?
(a) At Mrs. Cheveley's wedding.
(b) At a party.
(c) At Goring's house.
(d) In school.

4. What does Sir Robert tell Lady Chiltern has different laws?
(a) Men and women.
(b) England and France.
(c) Public and private life.
(d) Politics and society.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?

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

4. In Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say everyone has?

5. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sir Robert do after Mrs. Cheveley brings up Baron Arnheim that shows he is uncomfortable with the whole conversation?

2. What does Mrs. Cheveley initially do to try to convince Sir Robert to speak in favor of the Argentine Canal?

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

4. What characteristic does Goring say Sir Robert's denunciation of the Argentine Canal scheme show?

5. Why does Sir Robert think it so unfair that the scandal revealed in his letter to Baron Arnheim should surface now?

6. What is Goring's reaction to Mabel's revelation in Act 1, Part 1, that she does not like Mrs. Cheveley?

7. What does Goring say is the difference between mothers and fathers?

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

9. Why does Goring enjoy political parties?

10. How has Sir Robert eased his conscience over the years since selling the cabinet secret?

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