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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Goring say makes marriage such a hopeless, one-sided institution?
2. Who proposes to Mabel before Goring does so in Act 4?
3. What happens to alert Sir Robert to the presence of someone in the next room when he is at Goring's?
4. Why do Lady Markby and Mrs. Cheveley say they've come to call on Mrs. Chiltern in Act 2, Part 2?
5. How does Goring describe his proposal to Mabel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Wilde is well known for his use of wit for the purpose of political and social commentary. What comments on people, society, and politics does Wilde make in this play through the use of wit? Provide evidence from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Mrs. Cheveley is clearly the antagonist of this play; however, the protagonist of the play isn't quite as clear since there are really three characters who undergo significant transformation through the course of the play. Identify who these three characters are and discuss the transformation each of them goes through. Provide evidence from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Wilde uses two dimensional characters for a specific purpose in this play. What is that purpose? Who are the two dimensional characters? How do they support your idea of the purpose of two dimensional characters?
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