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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where in Victoria Station was the handbag with Jack in it discovered?
(a) A platform
(b) A news kiosk
(c) A cloak room
(d) A train compartment

3. What does Algernon find decidedly unromantic?
(a) A Cucumber Sandwich
(b) A Waltz
(c) A Proposal
(d) Champagne

4. In what county is Jack's country house?
(a) Lincolnshire
(b) Hertfordshire
(c) Bedfordshire
(d) Cheshire

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what town does the First Act take place?

3. Why does Jack neglect to tell Gwendolen about the existence of Cecily?

4. According to Algernon, what do the lower classes lack a sense of?

5. What is Algernon enjoying at the end of the Act?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Algernon's stated opinion of love and marriage in Act I?

2. Why does Algernon discreetly write down Jack's country address on his cuff?

3. What is Lady Bracknell's opinion of Bunbury?

4. How did Cecily become Jack's ward?

5. How is it that Jack does not know who his parents are?

6. Describe Algernon Moncrieff.

7. Why does Jack intend to "kill" Ernest?

8. Why are there no cucumber sandwiches at the Algernon's when Lady Bracknell arrives?

9. Describe Algernon and Jack's conversation concerning Cecily and Gwendolen.

10. Who is Bunbury?

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