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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 what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?
(a) Winter.
(b) Spring.
(c) The holiday season.
(d) The London season.

2. Why can't Goring stay longer at the Chiltern's in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) He is tired.
(b) He has to work the next day.
(c) He promised to stop by the Harlocks'.
(d) He's bored.

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

4. What is the name of the tapestry that remains illuminated after the lights are put out at the end of Act 1?
(a) Deception.
(b) The Garden of Eden.
(c) The Triumph of Love.
(d) Cupid's Arrow.

5. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) Baron Arnheim.
(b) The English newspapers.
(c) The English parliament.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?

2. In Act 1, Part 2, who says, "I like tedious, practical subjects. What I don't like are tedious, practical people"?

3. Who wrote the letter Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?

4. During Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say we all must do sooner or later?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Goring tell Mrs. Cheveley is the drawback of stealing something?

4. How does Sir Robert initially react to the Prime Minister's offer of a seat in the cabinet?

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

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

7. Why does Caversham say that bachelors are no longer in fashion?

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

9. Why does Sir Robert say it was so important to him to achieve success when he was young?

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

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