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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. How does Algernon explain the money he owes for various dinners in London to Cecily?
(a) He has been confused with another man
(b) He runs a soup kitchen in the city
(c) They were for Bunbury
(d) A large debt is a sign of wealth in London

2. What ailment does Cecily claim Miss prism has?
(a) A headache
(b) An allergy attack
(c) A slight chill
(d) A general malaise

3. Why does Gwendolyn decline sugar in her tea?
(a) It is too rich
(b) She prefers lemon
(c) It is out of style
(d) She fears poisoning

4. What minor character defames the German language at the beginning of the Act?
(a) Lane
(b) Merriman
(c) Mr. Grigsby
(d) Moulton

5. What is Cecily's justification that she should not have to learn German?
(a) German is a boorish language
(b) Germany is overpopulated
(c) Germany has done nothing for Britain
(d) There is no profit in learning German

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Miss Prism's first name?

2. How does Cecily have letters from Ernest?

3. Immediately after proposing to Cecily, who does Algernon seek out?

4. What mission does Algernon give Cecily?

5. Upon finding out the Cecily is Mr. Worthing's ward, how old does Gwendolen wish Cecily was?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Jack bring with him when he returns home from London.

2. What favor does Jack request of Chasuble?

3. What does Cecily do to anger Gwendolen as they take tea?

4. What reason does Cecily give for not wanting to show Algernon her diary?

5. What is Cecily's response to Algernon's proposal to her?

6. What changes in Ernest's behavior does Algernon announce when he arrives at Jack's country house?

7. How does Cecily get rid of Miss Prism at the the beginning of Act II?

8. How do Cecily and Gwendolen learn the truth about Ernest?

9. How does Algernon get rid of Miss Prism when he wants say goodbye to Cecily?

10. Why is Cecily always distracted from her lessons?

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