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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has Gwendolyn asked Lady Bracknell to refrain from?
(a) Pocketing silverware
(b) Berating the servants publicly
(c) Abruptly reentering rooms
(d) Quoting scripture

2. What item did Jack leave in Algernon's house the last time he called?
(a) His hat
(b) A cigarette case
(c) An engagement ring
(d) A book

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

4. How old is Cecily?
(a) Twenty-five
(b) Thirty-two
(c) Fourteen
(d) Eighteen

5. How does Algernon describe Lane at the end of the First Act?
(a) A modern stoic
(b) A prig
(c) A pessimist
(d) A rube

6. What is Lady Bracknell's first question for Jack?
(a) What is your income?
(b) What are your politics?
(c) Do you smoke?
(d) Are your parents living?

7. How many of the cucumber sandwiches does Algernon eat?
(a) All of them
(b) Half of them
(c) None of them
(d) One of them

8. To whom does Jack let his town house much of the year?
(a) Cecily
(b) Lady Bloxham
(c) John Merrick
(d) His brother

9. According to Lady Bracknell, how with Gwendolyn know when she is engaged?
(a) Lady Bracknell will inform her
(b) It will be in the papers
(c) She will be wearing a veil
(d) Hell will have frozen

10. Why does Mr. Thomas Cardew give baby Jack the surname Worthing?
(a) It was the destination of his ticket
(b) It was Cardew's mother's maiden name
(c) It was the first word that came to mind
(d) It is the name of Cardew's favorite footballer

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

12. Who is growing too attached to Ernest, in Jack's opinion?
(a) Miss Prism
(b) Gwendolen
(c) Cecily
(d) Algernon

13. How often does does Algernon suggest one should check on one's relations?
(a) Once a season
(b) Once a week
(c) Once a month
(d) Daily

14. Why does Jack neglect to tell Gwendolen about the existence of Cecily?
(a) He fears she would be jealous
(b) He cannot explain their relationship
(c) He would have to reveal his true name
(d) She has not asked

15. What does Gwendolyn's brother ask all of his girlfriends?
(a) To marry him
(b) For advice
(c) For directions
(d) For money

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Algernon find decidedly unromantic?

2. On what day is Jack leaving town?

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

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

5. Where does Algernon suggest dining instead of the Savoy?

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