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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to alert Sir Robert to the presence of someone in the next room when he is at Goring's?
2. In Act 3, Part 2, when does Mrs. Cheveley say she wants Goring to promise to marry her?
3. Who says Lord Goring isn't good enough for Mabel?
4. In Act 3, Part 1, what event does Sir Robert say begins at eleven?
5. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give for her passion for listening through keyholes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lady Chiltern's letter to Goring is worded in a very unclear manner. Why did Wilde word the letter in such a way? What effect does the letter have on the plot?
Essay Topic 2
Although Goring frequently provides the comic relief in this play, he also speaks very wise truths at various points in the play. At which points does Goring show wisdom? What does he say? Do the characters he is speaking to recognize his wisdom? Provide evidence from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Wilde is a master of using little details that initially seem insignificant to make important points. Name three instances in which he uses small details to make a point. Identify each detail and discuss what Wilde uses the detail to say.
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