Lady Windermere's Fan Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Augustus try to prevent Windemere from leaving Lord Darlington's house?

2. Augustus is happy to leave England because:

3. What does Lord Windemere assume about the presence of his wife's fan in Darlington's rooms?

4. What is Mrs. Erlynne's excuse for visiting Lady Windemere?

5. Why does Lady Windemere regret her decision to go to Darlington's house?

Essay 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

Wilde's play includes many supporting characters. Write an essay in which you:

1) Explain the significance of any supporting character to the development of Wilde's theme.

OR

2) Rank three supporting characters in order of their relevance to plot development.

OR

3) Explore the characterization of Cecil Graham, Lord Augustus, or Lady Plymdale, and explain the contribution the character makes to the events of the play.

Essay Topic 3

Which characters exhibit hypocrisy in the play? Write an essay in which you explore hypocrisy on the part of:

1) Lady Windemere, 2) Mrs. Erlynne, or 3) The Duchess of Berwick.

Or, write an essay in which you explore the hypocrisy in any male character's behavior.

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