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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Algernon find decidedly unromantic?
2. What does Cecily pay no attention to, according to Jack?
3. What is Algernon enjoying at the end of the Act?
4. Which of these is not a suggestion that Algernon makes as to what they should do after dinner?
5. At what age does Gwendolyn say she lost the respect of her mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jack Worthing's cigarette case betray his identity to Algernon?
2. What orders does Algernon give Lane at the end of the First Act?
3. What does Gwendolen love so much about the name Ernest?
4. Why does Jack intend to "kill" Ernest?
5. How is it that Jack does not know who his parents are?
6. Why does Algernon discreetly write down Jack's country address on his cuff?
7. What clandestine declaration does Gwendolen make to Jack before she leaves?
8. What is Lady Bracknell's opinion of Bunbury?
9. What is Lady Bracknell's response to the story of Jack's adoption?
10. What is Jack Worthing's business in London?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is Chasuble a religious hypocrite or merely a bumbling blowhard? Make a case for one or the other in essay form, citing statement made and actions taken be Chasuble to corroborate your position.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay, focusing on Lady Bracknell's standards for a suitor. Cite three examples of her requirements, and defend her insistence on them. How do Lady Bracknell's concerns reflect the lack of options open to Victorian women.
Essay Topic 3
In the Importance of Being Earnest, certain objects play more central roles in driving action than characters. Write an essay dealing with the following three objects - a paragraph each - and how they affect the outcome of the play:
Part 1.) Algernon's bills
Part 2.) Cecily's diary
Part 3.) The handbag
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