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 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?
Did dying change anything about Oscar Wilde? Did he look at his life with regrets? Did he look back with pride on his work and his actions? Was he proud of his legacy?
Oscar Wilde came into prominence as a friend and opponent of James McNeill Whistler. Describe how Oscar Wilde used controversy and debate and personal invective to his own purposes. What does Wilde gain from his contests, with Whistler and other critics, and then with the Marquis of Queensberry--as a person? What does he gain as a public personality?
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