Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Oscar Wilde do for work immediately after he graduates from Oxford?
(a) He wrote art reviews.
(b) He edited the Encyclopedia Britannica.
(c) He taught at Oxford.
(d) He lectured on aesthetics.
2. How many children do Oscar Wilde and his wife have?
3. What was Oscar Wilde's primary challenge in his fourth year at Oxford?
(a) To pass the School's Examinations.
(b) To join Phi Beta Kappa.
(c) To join the Freemasons.
(d) To pass the Honour Moderations.
4. Where did Oscar Wilde spend his term while he was waiting to return to school in October 1877?
5. How does Oscar Wilde return to England from America?
(a) With fame, but little money.
(b) Rich with American dollars.
(c) On his own boat.
(d) In poverty.
6. Who is Archibald Forbes?
(a) An American art critic.
(b) One of Oscar Wilde's lovers.
(c) Oscar Wilde's agent.
(d) A war journalist.
7. What profession does Oscar Wilde give up in order to supplement his wife's income?
8. What is the name of the scholarship Oscar Wilde won to Oxford?
9. Which American writer found Oscar Wilde to be contemptuous?
(a) Henry James.
(b) Stephen Crane.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) William Dean Howells.
10. What was Oscar Wilde's reaction to the attacks that were made on him?
(a) He responded with vitriolic wit.
(b) He appealed to Bishop Manning for help.
(c) He skipped his Baltimore speaking engagement.
(d) He sued his attackers for slander.
11. Why did Oscar Wilde need a special dispensation to join the group he joined in 1875?
(a) He was Protestant.
(b) He was under twenty-one.
(c) He was Catholic.
(d) He was Irish.
12. When does Oscar Wilde graduate from Oxford?
13. What is the outcome of Oscar Wilde's travels and lectures in America?
(a) Oscar Wilde's name had become a household word.
(b) Oscar Wilde was embraced by west coast intellectuals.
(c) Oscar Wilde established himself as one of Britain's best artists.
(d) Americans successfully repudiated Oscar Wilde's aesthetic theories.
14. What does Oscar Wilde win in 1878?
(a) Second place in the Honour Moderations.
(b) The Newdigate Prize.
(c) Second place in the Schools Examinations.
(d) His divinity degree.
15. What trend was creating a scandal at Oxford University in 1875?
(a) Irish nationalism.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who replaced Oscar Wilde as James McNeill Whistler's favorite in Wilde's absence?
2. How does Robert Harborough Sherard's impression of Oscar Wilde change once he gets to know him?
3. How did Oscar Wilde do on the School's Examinations in 1878?
4. In what year does Oscar Wilde publish his first piece?
5. How does Oscar Wilde achieve fame?
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