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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom did the Marquis of Queensberry leave a large inheritance?
(a) Lord Alfred Douglas.
(b) Robert Ross.
(c) Oscar Wilde's mother.
(d) Oscar Wilde.

2. What was Oscar Wilde's daily routine in prison?
(a) Hard work with meager rations.
(b) Solitary confinement and starvation rations.
(c) Long talks with fellow prisoners.
(d) Long days writing.

3. How much did Oscar Wilde earn from the production of "Lady Windermere's Fan"?
(a) 5,000 pounds.
(b) 7,000 pounds.
(c) 1,200 pounds.
(d) 3,000 poounds.

4. What was Oscar Wilde's state of mind in the months after his release from Reading jail?
(a) He was suicidal because of people's poisonous gossip.
(b) He was bored in his uninteresting surroundings.
(c) He was humbled and grateful to be free.
(d) He was gleeful in his ability to exact revenge.

5. What did Oscar Wilde say about disciples?
(a) There are no disciples.
(b) Every disciple is enslaved by his master.
(c) Every man is a disciple of Christ.
(d) Life is an eternal discipleship.

6. What was the punishment for homosexuality in England in the late 1800s?
(a) Hanging.
(b) Fines.
(c) Flogging.
(d) Imprisonment.

7. What caused Oscar Wilde to stop writing?
(a) He became ill and did not have the strength to write.
(b) His health declined.
(c) He began to lose his memory.
(d) He had headaches that blinded him.

8. What is the name of the town where Oscar Wilde stayed after leaving Reading jail?
(a) Bernaval.
(b) Chamonix.
(c) Nancy.
(d) Dieppe.

9. Why was "Salome" not performed?
(a) The theatre could not come up with money for a production.
(b) The play was banned for obscenity.
(c) Bible stories were banned from the stage by British law.
(d) Oscar Wilde had differences of opinion with his director.

10. How did Lord Alfred Douglas remain part of Oscar Wilde's life?
(a) He blackmailed Wilde.
(b) He threatened and cajoled Wilde into staying in touch.
(c) He used extreme behavior to manipulate Wilde.
(d) He promised to change and take care of Wilde better.

11. How did Robert Ross help Oscar Wilde?
(a) He persuaded Wilde's mother to reinstate Wilde's allowance.
(b) He introduced Wilde to willing supporters.
(c) He published Wilde's last work.
(d) He gave Wilde money for food.

12. Where did Oscar Wilde take a rest cure?
(a) Berlin.
(b) Bad Homburg.
(c) Chamonix.
(d) Aix.

13. What is the name of the play Oscar Wilde wrote upon leaving Reading Gaol?
(a) "Constance."
(b) "Vera."
(c) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
(d) "A Woman of No Importance."

14. Where did Oscar Wilde travel after he was released from Reading jail?
(a) Germany.
(b) Ireland.
(c) France.
(d) America.

15. What was the subject of much of Oscar Wilde's correspondence in the period when he was writing the Ballad of Reading Gaol?
(a) His reunion with his lover.
(b) Executing his wife's parents' estate.
(c) His finances.
(d) The fate of his illegitimate children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Oscar Wilde write about his personal experience in prison?

2. How secretive was Oscar Wilde about his homosexuality after his children were born?

3. What was Oscar Wilde's clothing like in prison?

4. Where does Oscar Wilde go after his first trial?

5. Who is Lord Alfred Douglas?

(see the answer keys)

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