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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 Robert Ross help Oscar Wilde?
(a) He persuaded Wilde's mother to reinstate Wilde's allowance.
(b) He published Wilde's last work.
(c) He introduced Wilde to willing supporters.
(d) He gave Wilde money for food.

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

3. What play was Oscar Wilde writing in 1894?
(a) "Guido Ferranti."
(b) "The Importance of Being Earnest."
(c) "Lady Windermere's Fan."
(d) "A Woman of No Importance."

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

5. What landmark essay did Oscar Wilde publish in 1890?
(a) "The Critic as Artist."
(b) "Personal Impressions of America."
(c) "The Importance of Being Earnest."
(d) "The House Beautiful."

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Oscar Wilde discover that his lover was trying to do to him?

2. Oscar Wilde said that men resemble which celestial body?

3. Where did Oscar Wilde travel after he was released from Reading jail?

4. What was the possible maximum sentence for the crime Oscar Wilde was arrested for?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens to Oscar Wilde's allowance from his mother after he leaves prison?

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

6. How is "The Picture of Dorian Gray" seen as a work about homosexuality?

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

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

9. How do conditions change for Oscar Wilde when Major Nelson takes over at Reading jail?

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

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