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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Oscar Wilde write about his personal experience in prison?
(a) He describes his longing for his wife.
(b) Long, detailed letters to his lover.
(c) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
2. What was the consequence of Oscar Wilde's first trial?
(a) The court supported Wilde.
(b) Wilde's lover's father publicly apologized.
(c) People rejoiced at Wilde's fall.
(d) Supporters rushed to protect Wilde.
3. How did Lord Alfred Douglas remain part of Oscar Wilde's life?
(a) He used extreme behavior to manipulate Wilde.
(b) He promised to change and take care of Wilde better.
(c) He blackmailed Wilde.
(d) He threatened and cajoled Wilde into staying in touch.
4. What privilege does Oscar Wilde eventually obtain in prison?
(a) Exemption from work detail.
(b) Eating meals with the prison officers.
(c) Freedom to spend his days writing.
(d) Ordering books for the prison library.
5. What did Oscar Wilde discover that his lover was trying to do to him?
(a) Expose him out of love.
(b) Get revenge for the lawsuit against his father.
(c) Increase his fame by publishing his plays.
(d) Blackmail him by threatening to publish their letters.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who brings Oscar Wilde out of his artistic doldrums after he is released from Reading jail?
2. How common was homosexuality in late-Victorian London?
3. How did prison affect Oscar Wilde's view of human nature?
4. To whom did the Marquis of Queensberry leave a large inheritance?
5. What did Oscar Wilde say about disciples?
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