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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. Lord Windemere fears he cannot share Lady Erlynne's real identity with his wife because:
2. What does Lady Windemere believe about women who have committed adultery?
3. What is probably true of Mrs. Erlynne's past?
4. Lord Darlington calls Lady Windemere a:
5. What does Mrs. Erlynne discover in the letter Lady Windemere leaves for her husband?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Augustus reveal when he re-enters?
2. Why is the Duchess so interested in Lady Agatha's dance card?
3. What do Dumby's opening remarks reveal about his character?
4. What concerns the Duchess about Hopper's proposal to her daughter?
5. Why does Windemere call Mrs. Erlynne a dangerous woman?
6. Describe the relationship between Cecil Graham and Lord Augustus.
7. Why does Windemere say he wishes Mrs. Erlynne would have revealed her secret?
8. Why does Mrs. Windemere want a photograph of Lady Windemere?
9. Why does Darlington claim Lady Windemere is not what he thought her to be?
10. What do all the men assume about Mrs. Erlynne's presence in Darlington's rooms?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the role gossip plays in the development of plot in Lady Windemere's Fan. Then write an essay in which you:
1) Discuss the significance of gossip to the events of the four acts, 2) Explore Wilde's message about gossip, referring to specific incidents in the play, or 3) Identify three examples of gossip in the play that directly relate to the development of the plot.
Essay Topic 2
Consider the character of Lady Agatha in the play. Write an essay in which you discuss:
1) How Lady Agatha's character is revealed through dialogue, 2) How Lady Agatha's character is revealed through others' responses to her, or 3) How Lady Agatha's character is revealed through her interests as they are referred to by the Duchess of Berwick.
Essay Topic 3
Consider the motif of loyalty explored in the play. Write an essay in which you:
1) Define at least three characters as loyal or disloyal, 2) Explore Wilde's message about loyalty in the play, or 3) Explore one character's actions and describe them as either loyal or disloyal.
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