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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Oscar Wilde say the secret of life was at the end of his first American lecture?
(a) Prosperity.
(b) Ethics.
(c) Progress.
(d) Art.

2. Which theme began to appear in Oscar Wilde's writing from 1887 to 1888?
(a) The decline of literature.
(b) Betrayal in relationships.
(c) Deceit and repression.
(d) The ethical responsibility of the artist.

3. What does Oxford University do for Oscar Wilde after his School's Examinations in 1878?
(a) Paid for his medical bills.
(b) Asked him to leave the school.
(c) Extended his Demyship for another year.
(d) Offered him a lecturership in aesthetics.

4. Who is Archibald Forbes?
(a) One of Oscar Wilde's lovers.
(b) An American art critic.
(c) Oscar Wilde's agent.
(d) A war journalist.

5. What is the name of Oscar Wilde's column in Women's World Magazine?
(a) "Literary News."
(b) "Notes from Paris."
(c) "Literary and Other Notes."
(d) "Notes from America."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Oscar Wilde's father's name?

2. With whom does Oscar Wilde move in when he goes to Paris?

3. What defines Oscar Wilde's style?

4. Where does Oscar Wilde give his first public lecture in America?

5. What profession does Oscar Wilde give up in order to supplement his wife's income?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Oxford extend Oscar Wilde's Demyship?

2. Describe Oscar Wilde's relationship with Rennell Rodd.

3. Where does Oscar Wilde live after returning to Europe from America?

4. What does Oscar Wilde do for work after he gives up lecturing?

5. How are Oscar Wilde's lectures received in America?

6. With whom does Oscar Wilde visit Rome in 1875?

7. What themes does Oscar Wilde write about in his journalism?

8. Describe Oscar Wilde's relationship with his mother.

9. What is Wilde's experience in Paris?

10. What was Oscar Wilde's primary challenge in his fourth year at Oxford, and how did he meet it?

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