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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Lord Alfred Douglas remain part of Oscar Wilde's life?
(a) He blackmailed Wilde.
(b) He used extreme behavior to manipulate Wilde.
(c) He threatened and cajoled Wilde into staying in touch.
(d) He promised to change and take care of Wilde better.

2. What is the plot of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?
(a) A man lies about his background to marry a wealthy hieress.
(b) An actor dies on stage, but wins eternal fame.
(c) A man's painting ages, revealing his conscience to him.
(d) An artist sells his soul to the devil in order to be great in his own times.

3. What did Oscar Wilde write about his personal experience in prison?
(a) Nothing.
(b) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol."
(c) He describes his longing for his wife.
(d) Long, detailed letters to his lover.

4. How common was homosexuality in late-Victorian London?
(a) Not common at all, and Oscar Wilde was a pariah for being homosexual.
(b) It was so common that no one seemed to care that he was homosexual.
(c) Common enough that Oscar Wilde had no trouble finding partners.
(d) Not common enough that Oscar Wilde had an easy time finding partners.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the central character in Oscar Wilde's play "Salome"?

2. How was Oscar Wilde's novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," received?

3. What was the punishment for homosexuality in England in the late 1800s?

4. To whom did the Marquis of Queensberry leave a large inheritance?

5. What landmark essay did Oscar Wilde publish in 1890?

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