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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 daily routine in prison?
(a) Long days writing.
(b) Solitary confinement and starvation rations.
(c) Hard work with meager rations.
(d) Long talks with fellow prisoners.

2. Where did Oscar Wilde go for homosexual sex?
(a) Hotels.
(b) His home.
(c) The quays.
(d) The parks in London.

3. What privilege does Oscar Wilde eventually obtain in prison?
(a) Ordering books for the prison library.
(b) Freedom to spend his days writing.
(c) Eating meals with the prison officers.
(d) Exemption from work detail.

4. How did Oscar Wilde describe Christ's life?
(a) As a tragic drama.
(b) As a moving song.
(c) As the greatest of poems.
(d) As an iconic sculpture.

5. How did Oscar Wilde escape from being prosecuted for homosexuality?
(a) He struck a deal with the lead prosecutor to abstain from homosexual acts.
(b) Oscar Wilde broke up with his lover before the authorities could gather any evidence against them.
(c) His lover's parents refused to press charges when they realized that their son would have to be imprisoned as well.
(d) He bought his way out of the investigation by paying off influential barristers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What play was Oscar Wilde writing in 1894?

2. How did prison affect Oscar Wilde's health?

3. What is the name of the town where Oscar Wilde stayed after leaving Reading jail?

4. What were prison conditions like at Reading jail?

5. What did Oscar Wilde do in Naples?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Oscar Wilde refuse to flee from England to Paris?

2. What was the outcome of Oscar Wilde's lawsuit against his lover's father, Lord Queensberry?

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

4. How do the people of Paris receive Oscar Wilde in 1891?

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

6. Describe the conditions under which Oscar Wilde was writing "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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

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

9. What disturbing incidents does Oscar Wilde witness before leaving prison?

10. How does Lord Alfred Douglas try to help Oscar Wilde while Wilde is in prison?

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