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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Lane present to Algernon while Jack sees Gwendolen out?
(a) Cigarettes
(b) Bills
(c) Sandwiches
(d) Apertifs

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

5. According to Algernon, what do the lower classes lack a sense of?
(a) Respect for their betters
(b) Duty to country
(c) History
(d) Moral responsibility

6. What most attracts Gwendolyn to "Ernest"?
(a) His eyes
(b) His wit
(c) His name
(d) His money

7. What aspect of humanity is Jack sick of?
(a) Bigotry
(b) Cleverness
(c) Profligacy
(d) Bohemianism

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

9. What participle does Jack inadvertently substitute for "married" when he attempts to say "We must get married at once"?
(a) Plastered
(b) Stationed
(c) Christened
(d) Buried

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

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

12. What type of sandwich does Algernon take from Lane?
(a) Cucumber
(b) Jam
(c) Tuna
(d) Cheese

13. What does Cecily pay no attention to, according to Jack?
(a) His warnings
(b) The advances of boys
(c) Her lessons
(d) Her spending

14. Why do servants steal more champagne in the houses of bachelors?
(a) The men are less observant
(b) There is less to do
(c) The servants are never as drunk as their masters
(d) The wine is better

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what county is Jack's country house?

2. According to Algernon, what is the essence of romance?

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

4. In reality, what it is the relationship between Cecily and Jack?

5. About how much money does "Ernest" owe the Savoy?

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