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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. How did Oscar Wilde handle the disruption of his Harvard lecture?
(a) He outwitted the students by stealing the points they were lampooning him for.
(b) He faced the crowd down with a cane as a weapon.
(c) He took off his jacket to cover the streaker's nakedness.
(d) He broke up the fight and resolved the quarrel.

2. What profession does Oscar Wilde take up in order to supplement his wife's income?
(a) Lecturing.
(b) Publishing.
(c) Journalism.
(d) Poetry.

3. Whom does Oscar Wilde marry?
(a) Constance Lloyd.
(b) Lillie Langtry.
(c) Sarah Bernhardt.
(d) Marie Prescott.

4. As Oscar Wilde watched how the French interpreted aestheticism, what did he see coming from aesthetic ideas?
(a) Existentialism.
(b) Materialism.
(c) Decadence.
(d) Fascism.

5. What was Oscar Wilde studying for in the spring of 1876?
(a) Engineering exams.
(b) His divinity exams.
(c) Qualifying exams.
(d) Honor Moderations.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is Oscar Wilde's first publication?

4. How did Oscar Wilde feel about how the French interpreted aestheticism?

5. What is the name of Oscar Wilde's column in Women's World Magazine?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened when Oscar Wilde sued his lover's father, Lord Queensberry, for libel?

3. Why was Oscar Wilde's play "Salome" censored?

4. Were Oscar Wilde and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, faithful to each other?

5. What was Oscar Wilde's relationship with Robert Harborough Sherard?

6. Why does Archibald Forbes attack Oscar Wilde?

7. What relationships does Oscar Wilde resume after leaving prison?

8. Why did Lord Alfred Douglas' parents refuse to press charges against Oscar Wilde?

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

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

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