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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. Why is Benjamin quickly becoming a wanted man among the community?
2. Why does Mrs. Frail need to find a husband?
3. What is the name of the woman whom Valentine loves?
4. Why does Foresight believe that riding alone in a carriage is harmful for Angelica?
5. How many times has Valentine's father made a similar offer of payment?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Benjamin such a desired man?
2. Explain what happens when Miss Prue enters looking for Tattle.
3. Describe the new dynamic between Benjamin and Mrs. Frail.
4. Discuss the nature of Valentine's love for Angelica.
5. How does Angelica retort the comment made by Foresight regarding her inability to use his carriage?
6. Describe Mrs. Foresight's "trick".
7. Explain the dynamic between Scandal and Mrs. Foresight in Act 4. How has it changed since Act 3?
8. What is the motivation for Valentine act like a madman?
9. Describe the elation that Sir Sampson feels for Benjamin.
10. Describe the dynamic between Ben and Mrs. Frail toward the end of the 3rd act.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the phrase "one receives in exchange something of equal value to that which is given" and how it pertains to the play. Use action that takes place in the play to describe your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the traditional roles of men and women as portrayed in the play. Use dialogue as evidence. Pay specific attention to how the men deal with the legal issues while the women are fretting and tedious. How are these roles a sign of the times?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motivation of the character Angelica. Explain why she is a woman ahead of her time. Discuss how she relies on her self-confidence and wit to be the power center and the object of affection and attention for Valentine, as well as Sir Sampson.
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