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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. Where does Scandal agree to accompany Mrs. Frail?
2. What has Valentine's irresponsible behavior done to his relationship with his father?
3. How does Scandal thwart persistent attempts by Trapland to collect his money?
4. What activity does Valentine recently enjoy?
5. Why does Mrs. Frail need to find a husband?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Benjamin?
2. What is the motivation for Valentine act like a madman?
3. Describe Angelica's actions when Sir Sampson enters the room.
4. When Ben enters the room to the delight of Sir Sampson, why does he become upset?
5. Why is Sir Sampson in such a hurry to get the deed of conveyance legalized?
6. Why does Sir Sampson arrive with the lawyer, Buckram, at Valentine's home?
7. Explain what happens when Sir Sampson hears that Valentine has gone mad. What are the overarching ramifications?
8. Describe the dynamic between Ben and Mrs. Frail toward the end of the 3rd act.
9. What are Jeremy and Scandal testing Valentine for at the beginning of Act 4?
10. Explain the difference in demeanor and personality between Mr. Tattle and Miss Prue.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the motivations of the character Valentine. Discuss why he makes the choices he does, despite their consequences. Explain whether or not Valentine is a likeable character. Use evidence from the text to support your essay.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how insincerity has no place in families, love relationships, or business relationships. In response, explain what does make families, relationships and business flourish. Use scenes from the play to strengthen your response.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character motivation of Sir Sampson. Concentrate specifically on Sir Sampson's role as the patriarch. Is he a likeable, understandable character? Explain.
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