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

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

3. How does Oscar Wilde resolve the opposition between Ruskin and Pater?
(a) He sided with Ruskin.
(b) He synthesized a new aesthetic ethics.
(c) He sided with Pater.
(d) He resolved to remain neutral.

4. What is the name of the man who attacked Oscar Wilde mercilessly during his American lectures?
(a) Walter Pater.
(b) Howard Taft.
(c) John Rockefeller.
(d) Archibald Forbes.

5. What disruption took place during Oscar Wilde's Harvard lecture?
(a) Unruly students rode horses through the lecture hall.
(b) Oscar Wilde was chased off the stage by angry students.
(c) A fight broke out between aestheticians.
(d) Sixty students lampooned his style.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the theme of Oscar Wilde's first play?

2. What was Oscar Wilde's primary challenge in his fourth year at Oxford?

3. How does Robert Harborough Sherard's impression of Oscar Wilde change once he gets to know him?

4. Who does Oscar Wilde live with immediately after he graduates from Oxford?

5. Oscar Wilde decorated his room with pictures of whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is "Lady Windermere's Fan" received when it premieres in London?

5. How did the English see the crime of sodomy?

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

7. What did Oscar Wilde regret when his father died?

8. Where does Oscar Wilde go after he is released from prison?

9. What is Wilde's experience in Paris?

10. What happens to Oscar Wilde when he goes to prison?

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