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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. According to Mrs. Marchmont, who throws tedious parties?
(a) The Hartlocks.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) Lord Caversham.
(d) Sir Robert.

2. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?
(a) They like juicy gossip.
(b) It gives them something to talk about.
(c) It makes them feel better.
(d) It distracts public attention from their own.

3. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It would be a great international value.
(b) It would be a waste of money.
(c) It would improve international relations.
(d) It is unsafe.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Goring, what can't women discover?

2. In Act 1, Part 1, how is Goring described?

3. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?

4. According to Lady Markby, what is fashionable in marriage nowadays?

5. What is Lady Chiltern's first name?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Lady Chiltern say Sir Robert contributes to the political world?

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

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

5. Why does Sir Robert become angry with Goring in Act 3, Part 1?

6. Why doesn't Goring want a thoroughly sensible wife?

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

8. Why does Goring tell Lady Chiltern that no one is incapable of foolish actions in Act 2, Part 2?

9. How does Goring know that the brooch can also be worn as a bracelet?

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

(see the answer keys)

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