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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 were prison conditions like at Reading jail?
(a) Harsh.
(b) Destitute.
(c) Unbearable.
(d) Comfortable.

2. When did Oscar Wilde publish "Salome"?
(a) 1894.
(b) 1895.
(c) 1893.
(d) 1892.

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

4. What was Oscar Wilde's daily routine in prison?
(a) Hard work with meager rations.
(b) Solitary confinement and starvation rations.
(c) Long talks with fellow prisoners.
(d) Long days writing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the cause of Oscar Wilde's death?

2. How did Oscar Wilde describe Christ's life?

3. What happened as a consequence of Oscar Wilde's move to Naples?

4. Why was "Salome" not performed?

5. When was Oscar Wilde first released from prison?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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