The Importance of Being Earnest Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Jack?
(a) Thirty-five
(b) Nineteen
(c) Forty-three
(d) Twenty-nine

2. With what Duchess does Lady Bracknell share a list of eligible English bachelors?
(a) Marlborough
(b) York
(c) Kent
(d) Bolton

3. Where does Lady Bracknell send Gwendolyn while she questions Jack?
(a) The dining room
(b) The study
(c) The carriage
(d) The garden

4. What is the only thing that allows Algernon to put up with his relatives?
(a) Seeing them leave
(b) Hearing them privately abused
(c) The ocassional loans
(d) The gossip about his friends

5. According to Algernon, what is the essence of romance?
(a) Fidelity
(b) Passion
(c) Consistency
(d) Uncertainty

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Cecily's governess?

2. In what perpetual state is Algernon, according to Jack?

3. What item does Gwendolen take with her as she leaves?

4. What does Lady Bracknell describe as a "delicate exotic fruit?"

5. Which of the following is not a condition that Jack and Algernon consider to kill Ernest?

(see the answer key)

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