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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. Before Lady Windemere exits at the end of Act 1, she:
2. What is Darlington planning to do since Lady Windemere will not have him?
3. The Duchess flattery might be perceived as:
4. Lord Augustus describes Cecil Graham as:
5. Why does Lady Windemere claim to be upset with Lord Darlington?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the relationship between the Duchess and her daughter Agatha.
2. What does the Windemere's conversation about men and women reveal about Lady Windemere's opinion of men?
3. What does Mrs. Erlynne learn about her first husband through Lady Windemere?
4. What does Lord Windemere wish his wife would give Mrs. Erlynne?
5. What concerns the Duchess about Hopper's proposal to her daughter?
6. Why does Mrs. Erlynne ask Windemere for money?
7. What repayment can Lady Windemere offer Mrs. Erlynne for her sacrifice of the previous evening?
8. Why, according to Mrs. Erlynne, should Lady Windemere stay with her husband no matter what she suffers?
9. Why does Darlington claim Lady Windemere is not what he thought her to be?
10. What does Mrs. Erlynne have to say about the fogs of London, and what does she mean?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the development of Wilde's plot over the course of the play. Then write an essay in which you:
1) Identify one of the acts as the most significant to the development of theme in the play.
2) Identify one of the acts as the most significant to the development of characters in the play.
3) Rank the four acts in order of general importance to the plot of the play.
Use examples from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Wilde's play considers many societal rules as it progresses. Write an essay in which you:
1) Identify three societal rules apparent in Lady Windemere's Fan, and discuss their significance to the play.
2) Discuss Wilde's message about societal rules as the play progresses.
3) Identify three societal rules apparent in the play that are or are not still applicable today.
Be sure to use specific examples from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 1,886 words
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