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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 come across at his first trial?
(a) As a victim.
(b) As an elitist.
(c) As a corrupter of youth.
(d) As a hero.

2. What did Oscar Wilde discover that his lover was trying to do to him?
(a) Blackmail him by threatening to publish their letters.
(b) Increase his fame by publishing his plays.
(c) Get revenge for the lawsuit against his father.
(d) Expose him out of love.

3. What is the name of the play Oscar Wilde wrote upon leaving Reading Gaol?
(a) "A Woman of No Importance."
(b) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
(c) "Vera."
(d) "Constance."

4. What did Oscar Wilde do in Naples?
(a) Die.
(b) Write his last play.
(c) Live with his lover.
(d) Write his memoirs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How much did Oscar Wilde earn from the production of "Lady Windermere's Fan"?

2. What were prison conditions like at Reading jail?

3. How did Oscar Wilde escape from being prosecuted for homosexuality?

4. What was Oscar Wilde's daily routine in prison?

5. How secretive was Oscar Wilde about his homosexuality after his children were born?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why does it become impossible for Oscar Wilde to write after he writes "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"?

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

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

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