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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Erlynne need Windemere's help with Augustus?
(a) She needs Windemere to encourage Augustus to propose.
(b) She needs money to get out of town.
(c) She needs Windemere to walk her down the aisle.
(d) She needs money for the marriage settlement.

2. Lady Agatha is:
(a) The Duchess of Berwick's daughter.
(b) Mrs. Erlynne's daughter.
(c) Lord Darlington's daughter.
(d) Lady Windemere's daughter.

3. Why doesn't Lord Windemere explain his reasons for spending time with Mrs. Erlynne?
(a) He cannot reveal that she is his mistress.
(b) He cannot bear to face the truth of his actions.
(c) He has no honorable reasons for spending time with her.
(d) He cannot reveal that she is Lady Windemere's mother.

4. Lady Windemere believes she lives in a "bad" age because:
(a) People look on life as a sacrifice.
(b) People look on life as a superstition.
(c) People look on life as a speculation.
(d) People look on life as a stipulation.

5. After the Duchess meets Mrs. Erlynne, she:
(a) Denies her acceptance into society.
(b) Runs to Darlington for help.
(c) Approves of her.
(d) Encourages her to marry Augustus.

6. Lord Windemere claims that Lady Windemere's refusal to accept Mrs. Erlynne will:
(a) End their marriage.
(b) Ruin Mrs. Erlynne.
(c) Destroy their chance of being accepted by Mrs. Erlynne.
(d) Ruin them.

7. Lord Darlington believes people are either:
(a) Striking or common.
(b) Honest or dishonest.
(c) Charming or tedious.
(d) Good or bad.

8. What does Mrs. Erlynne do with the letter?
(a) She tears it up.
(b) She reads it.
(c) She brings it to Lord Windemere.
(d) She throws it off the terrace.

9. Before Lady Windemere exits at the end of Act 1, she:
(a) Begs her husband's forgiveness.
(b) Defies her husband's wishes.
(c) Gives in to her husband's request.
(d) Demands an apology from her husband.

10. One might describe the Duchess' attitude about her husband's infidelity as:
(a) Amused.
(b) Resigned.
(c) Outraged.
(d) Shamed.

11. If Mrs. Erlynne comes to her home, Lady Windemere claims she will:
(a) Treat her kindly.
(b) Insult her.
(c) Pretend to admire her.
(d) Forbid her to enter.

12. Lady Windemere threatens her husband with:
(a) A long, loveless marriage.
(b) A violent gesture.
(c) A rapid divorce.
(d) A public scandal.

13. What does Lady Windemere believe about women who have committed adultery?
(a) They can never be too careful.
(b) They can never be forgiven.
(c) They can never return to their families.
(d) They can never be happy.

14. Lord Darlington fears these kind of people do a great deal of harm in the world:
(a) Vile people.
(b) Bad people.
(c) Important people.
(d) Good people.

15. Why does Lord Darlington say he wants Lady Windemere to take him seriously?
(a) He wants to be her friend in case she needs one some day.
(b) He wants her to be friends with Lord Windemere.
(c) He wants to be her friend in case her husband leaves her.
(d) He wants to be her friend in case he falls in love with her.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mrs. Erlynne reads her daughter's letter, she asks:

2. The Duchess tells Lady Windemere that her husband will:

3. Why doesn't Lord Windemere want to talk to Mrs. Erlynne about money at the ball?

4. Lady Windemere claims she never:

5. What would make life simpler, in Lady Windemere's opinion?

(see the answer keys)

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