Final Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How did Oscar Wilde set the stage for his own prosecution?
(a) He alienated his supporters with cruel wit.
(b) He taunted society with openly homosexual writings.
(c) He was seen having sex in public.
(d) He enraged his lover's father.
2. What did Oscar Wilde write about his personal experience in prison?
(a) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
(b) He describes his longing for his wife.
(d) Long, detailed letters to his lover.
3. What was the punishment for homosexuality in England in the late 1800s?
4. How secretive was Oscar Wilde about his homosexuality after his children were born?
(a) Secretive in public, but open with friends.
(b) Highly secretive.
(c) Not secretive at all.
(d) He was a hypocrite, denouncing homosexuality in public, but practicing it in private.
5. How did prison affect Oscar Wilde's health?
(a) Wilde was pampered by prison guards.
(b) Wilde's health deteriorated rapidly.
(c) Wilde nearly died when his illness was not treated.
(d) Wilde lost weight and got in shape.
6. How was Oscar Wilde released from prison for the first time?
(a) He escaped with two other prisoners.
(b) He raised money for bail among his friends.
(c) He arranged for the charges to be dismissed.
(d) He proved his innocence at trial.
7. What did Oscar Wilde do in Naples?
(a) Write his memoirs.
(b) Live with his lover.
(d) Write his last play.
8. What is the title Oscar Wilde gave to "The Duchess of Padua" when he produced it anonymously?
(a) "Guido Ferranti."
(b) "Lady Windermere's Fan."
(c) "The Critic as Artist."
(d) "The Importance of Being Earnest."
9. To whom did the Marquis of Queensberry leave a large inheritance?
(a) Lord Alfred Douglas.
(b) Robert Ross.
(c) Oscar Wilde.
(d) Oscar Wilde's mother.
10. How did Oscar Wilde describe homosexuality in court?
(a) As a crime against nature.
(b) As the perfection of love.
(c) As the ideal art.
(d) As the love that dare not speak its name.
11. What did Oscar Wilde say about disciples?
(a) Life is an eternal discipleship.
(b) Every disciple is enslaved by his master.
(c) There are no disciples.
(d) Every man is a disciple of Christ.
12. Who was Lord Alfred Douglas' father?
(a) The Duke of Gloucester.
(b) Bishop Manning.
(c) The Earl of Kent.
(d) The Marquis of Queensberry.
13. What was Oscar Wilde's clothing like in prison?
14. How did Robert Ross help Oscar Wilde?
(a) He published Wilde's last work.
(b) He introduced Wilde to willing supporters.
(c) He gave Wilde money for food.
(d) He persuaded Wilde's mother to reinstate Wilde's allowance.
15. How was "A Woman of No Importance" received?
(a) It was panned by the critics, but audiences loved it.
(b) It was a critical success, and it established Wilde's name as a playwright.
(c) It was banned after two performances.
(d) It was not a hit, but it made him 100 pounds a week.
Short Answer Questions
1. What were prison conditions like at Reading jail?
2. What did Oscar Wilde discover that his lover was trying to do to him?
3. How did Lord Alfred Douglas remain part of Oscar Wilde's life?
4. Why was "Salome" not performed?
5. How did Oscar Wilde protect himself from the cruelty of those around him?
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