Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Oscar Wilde handle the disruption of his Harvard lecture?
2. What profession does Oscar Wilde take up in order to supplement his wife's income?
3. Whom does Oscar Wilde marry?
4. As Oscar Wilde watched how the French interpreted aestheticism, what did he see coming from aesthetic ideas?
5. What was Oscar Wilde studying for in the spring of 1876?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is "Lady Windermere's Fan" received when it premieres in London?
2. What happened when Oscar Wilde sued his lover's father, Lord Queensberry, for libel?
3. Why was Oscar Wilde's play "Salome" censored?
4. Were Oscar Wilde and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, faithful to each other?
5. What was Oscar Wilde's relationship with Robert Harborough Sherard?
6. Why does Archibald Forbes attack Oscar Wilde?
7. What relationships does Oscar Wilde resume after leaving prison?
8. Why did Lord Alfred Douglas' parents refuse to press charges against Oscar Wilde?
9. How are Oscar Wilde's lectures received in America?
10. Describe Oscar Wilde's financial situation while he was courting Constance Lloyd.
Oscar Wilde's parents both espoused Irish independence. How does the Irish cause figure in Oscar Wilde's life? How does he espouse Irish values? Did he become more English than Irish? In what ways did he remain Irish?
Oscar Wilde was baptized both as a Protestant and as a Catholic. What do these religions represent to him? Why does he consider converting to Catholicism? What does he hope to gain? What does he expect to free himself from in his Protestant faith? What would conversion have meant to him and to the people around him?
More than one of Oscar Wilde's plays was not produced on the stage. What effect do these failures have on his career? How does he compensate for failing to produce the plays? What does he learn from the experiences? Does he benefit in any way from the plays not being produced?
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