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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 was Oscar Wilde's reaction to the attacks that were made on him?
(a) He skipped his Baltimore speaking engagement.
(b) He appealed to Bishop Manning for help.
(c) He responded with vitriolic wit.
(d) He sued his attackers for slander.

2. How does Oscar Wilde spend money?
(a) Carelessly.
(b) Lavishly.
(c) Parsimoniously.
(d) Conservatively.

3. What was Oscar Wilde's father's profession?
(a) Eye doctor.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Obstetrician.
(d) Politician.

4. Who cables Oscar Wilde with an invitation to lecture?
(a) Richard D'Oyly.
(b) Walt Whitman.
(c) President Garfield.
(d) James McNeill Whistler.

5. What happens when Oscar Wilde tries to have his first play produced in America?
(a) Nothing came of his attempts.
(b) It was received very well.
(c) The production did not get all the support it needed.
(d) The play was panned by critics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Oscar Wilde's wife handle the news of Wilde's homosexuality?

2. How did Oscar Wilde feel about his dialogue with William Butler Yeats?

3. In what year was Oscar Wilde born?

4. When does Oscar Wilde achieve fame?

5. What does Robert Harborough Sherard do for Oscar Wilde?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were Oscar Wilde's greatest challenges in his first year at Oxford?

2. Which intellectuals became important to Oscar Wilde while he was at Oxford? What were their ideas?

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

4. What is Oscar Wilde's father's profession, and what are his political views?

5. Describe the history and premier of Oscar Wilde's play "Vera."

6. Describe Oscar Wilde's financial situation while he was courting Constance Lloyd.

7. What does Oscar Wilde's mother change her name to when she marries Oscar Wilde's father?

8. What is memorable about Oscar Wilde's stop in Leadville, Colorado?

9. What was Oscar Wilde like as a young boy?

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

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