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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the consequence of Oscar Wilde's first trial?
(a) Supporters rushed to protect Wilde.
(b) People rejoiced at Wilde's fall.
(c) Wilde's lover's father publicly apologized.
(d) The court supported Wilde.
2. How did Oscar Wilde's first trial turn out?
(a) The trial bankrupted Wilde, but it made him famous.
(b) The trial allowed Wilde's lover's father to turn the tables and expose Wilde's homosexuality.
(c) The trial resulted in a victory for Wilde and vindication of his personality.
(d) The trial caused Wilde to be expelled from the country.
3. How did Oscar Wilde protect himself from the cruelty of those around him?
(a) Wit and irony.
(b) He satirized them in his work.
(c) He took solace in his faith.
(d) Violent public attacks.
4. Where did Oscar Wilde go for homosexual sex?
(b) The quays.
(c) The parks in London.
(d) His home.
5. How did Lord Alfred Douglas remain part of Oscar Wilde's life?
(a) He promised to change and take care of Wilde better.
(b) He threatened and cajoled Wilde into staying in touch.
(c) He blackmailed Wilde.
(d) He used extreme behavior to manipulate Wilde.
6. To whom did the Marquis of Queensberry leave a large inheritance?
(a) Robert Ross.
(b) Oscar Wilde's mother.
(c) Lord Alfred Douglas.
(d) Oscar Wilde.
7. What did Oscar Wilde consider doing before his first trial?
(a) Renouncing homosexuality.
(b) Withdrawing the charges.
(c) Filing additional charges.
(d) Fleeing to Paris.
8. How did Oscar Wilde come across at his first trial?
(a) As a hero.
(b) As a corrupter of youth.
(c) As an elitist.
(d) As a victim.
9. Which of Oscar Wilde's friends tried to discount Wilde's importance?
(a) Robert Harborough Sherard.
(b) Marie Prescott.
(c) James McNeill Whistler.
(d) Rennell Rodd.
10. What actions led to prosecution of homosexuals in England?
(a) The election of a more conservative government.
(b) Agitation by Oxford students to legitimize homosexuality.
(c) The scandalous case of the Marquis of Queensberry.
(d) Anti-homosexual protests and riots.
11. How did Oscar Wilde describe homosexuality in court?
(a) As a crime against nature.
(b) As the ideal art.
(c) As the perfection of love.
(d) As the love that dare not speak its name.
12. What is the name of the play Oscar Wilde wrote upon leaving Reading Gaol?
(a) "A Woman of No Importance."
(b) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
13. In which prison was Oscar Wilde first imprisoned?
14. Where did Oscar Wilde travel after he was released from Reading jail?
15. Oscar Wilde said that men resemble which celestial body?
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the public think of "Lady Windermere's Fan"?
2. Who is the central character in Oscar Wilde's play "Salome"?
3. How did Oscar Wilde describe Christ's life?
4. How did Oscar Wilde set the stage for his own prosecution?
5. Why was "Salome" not performed?
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