Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do Cecily and Gwendolen depart to when they leave the men?
2. How does Cecily have letters from Ernest?
3. Who does Chasuble cite in chastising Algernon for gluttony?
4. What mission does Algernon give Cecily?
5. What does Chasuble claim was the reference in his unintentionally romantic comment to Miss Prism?
What is Oscar Wilde saying in the play about the power of wit and ingenuity? Does Wilde view this as a central skill in overcoming social position? Use Jack Worthing as a model in defense of your thesis.
Choose one of the following to write about:
1.) What do you think is Oscar Wilde's opinion of the English upper class? Do you consider his portraits of landed English gentry is loving or caustic? Cite examples from the text.
2.) Compare, in three paragraphs, three servant characters and three aristocrats in the play. Which are the more clever and worldly? How much do the upper class characters rely on the servants?
3.) Do you think there is greater personal freedom in being part of the servant class in the Victorian Era or being in the Upper Class. Cite examples from the text and historical background to justify your stance.
Choose one of the following options to write about:
1.) What does Algernon's habit of always eating say about him as a character? Write about three examples in the play where Algernon is forced to explain his appetite and how he does so.
2.) Cecily and Miss Prism's argument about her diary and the three-volume novel say much about both. What secrets does this conversation allude to, and how does it frame each one's attitude toward literature and love?
3.) Chasuble is constantly quoting - and misquoting - religious sources and tenets. How does his level of comfort with his chosen profession help or hinder his decision regarding Miss Prism at the end of the play?
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