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

2. Where did Oscar Wilde travel after he was released from Reading jail?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Germany.
(c) America.
(d) France.

3. What was Oscar Wilde's state of mind in the months after his release from Reading jail?
(a) He was gleeful in his ability to exact revenge.
(b) He was suicidal because of people's poisonous gossip.
(c) He was bored in his uninteresting surroundings.
(d) He was humbled and grateful to be free.

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

5. What was the cause of Oscar Wilde's death?
(a) Infections from syphilis.
(b) Heart troubles from hard labor in prison.
(c) Old age.
(d) A fight over his honor.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did prison affect Oscar Wilde's view of human nature?

2. Why was "Salome" not performed?

3. How was "A Woman of No Importance" received?

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

5. How did Robert Ross help Oscar Wilde?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the plot of Oscar Wilde's novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why was Oscar Wilde's play "Salome" censored?

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

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