The Importance of Being Earnest Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Cecily and Gwendolen both discover that each is engaged to Ernest, what do they compare?
(a) Rings
(b) Figures
(c) Diaries
(d) Wedding notices

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

3. What item does Gwendolen take with her as she leaves?
(a) The cigarette holder
(b) The railway guide
(c) The bell
(d) The trivet

4. Why was Miss Prism's novel never published?
(a) She lost the manuscript
(b) The editor stole the manuscript and published it himself
(c) No publisher would take it
(d) She never finished it

5. Who does Chasuble cite in chastising Algernon for gluttony?
(a) St. Augustine
(b) Dante
(c) Aristotle
(d) St. Paul

Short Answer Questions

1. In terms of playing music, what is Algernon's forte?

2. How old is Jack?

3. What relation is not popular at the present time?

4. What mythical creature does Jack compare Lady Bracknell to?

5. Which of these is not a description of the handbag in which Jack was found?

(see the answer key)

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