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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 is the title Oscar Wilde gave to "The Duchess of Padua" when he produced it anonymously?
(a) "The Importance of Being Earnest."
(b) "Lady Windermere's Fan."
(c) "Guido Ferranti."
(d) "The Critic as Artist."

2. How was "A Woman of No Importance" received?
(a) It was banned after two performances.
(b) It was panned by the critics, but audiences loved it.
(c) It was a critical success, and it established Wilde's name as a playwright.
(d) It was not a hit, but it made him 100 pounds a week.

3. Who is Lord Alfred Douglas?
(a) Oscar Wilde's lawyer.
(b) Oscar Wilde's publisher.
(c) The father of Wilde's lover.
(d) Oscar Wilde's primary lover.

4. Who is the central character in Oscar Wilde's play "Salome"?
(a) Herod.
(b) Salome.
(c) Christ.
(d) John the Baptist.

5. What did Oscar Wilde say about disciples?
(a) There are no disciples.
(b) Every man is a disciple of Christ.
(c) Every disciple is enslaved by his master.
(d) Life is an eternal discipleship.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who brings Oscar Wilde out of his artistic doldrums after he is released from Reading jail?

2. Where does Oscar Wilde go after his first trial?

3. What magazine published "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

4. What play was Oscar Wilde writing in 1894?

5. What did Oscar Wilde consider doing before his first trial?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Lord Alfred Douglas' father feel about his son's relationship with Oscar Wilde?

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

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

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

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

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

9. How do Oscar Wilde's aesthetics develop during his time in Paris in 1891?

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

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