An Ideal Husband Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 want Lady Chiltern to do after he reads her letter?

2. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say talks more and says less than anybody she's ever met?

3. How does Lord Goring find out about the speech Sir Robert gave in the House of Commons?

4. In Act 3, Part 2, when does Mrs. Cheveley say she wants Goring to promise to marry her?

5. When does Act 4 take place?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The climax of the play wraps up a number of misconceptions that occur during the course of the play. List and discuss at least three of the misconceptions, who is affected by them, and how they are resolved.

Essay Topic 2

Goring's and Sir Robert's discussion in Act 2, Part 1, regarding Sir Robert's indiscretion as he started his career offers some insight into Wilde's opinions about power and the pursuit of success. What point do you think Wilde is trying to make concerning power and success in this play? Use examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What purpose does the character of Caversham serve? What comment does Wilde use him to make? Provide examples from the play.

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