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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were prison conditions like at Reading jail?

2. What caused Oscar Wilde to stop writing?

3. What is the name of the town where Oscar Wilde stayed after leaving Reading jail?

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

5. Where did Oscar Wilde go for homosexual sex?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Oscar Wilde spent a considerable amount of time in Paris. Describe how he was treated differently in Paris than in England. Where was he most at home? Where were his ideas most accepted? How were England and France different for Wilde? What could he do in France that he could not do in England?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Oscar Wilde's role as an art critic. What did he see as the critic's role in the art world? How did he perform that role himself? Was he consistent with his own prescription?

Essay Topic 3

Oscar Wilde's mother urged him to marry a woman with money. Who else made suggestions as to whom Wilde should marry? Was there ever a time when he considered not marrying? Was Wilde's homosexuality an impediment to his marriage? How did he reconcile his homosexuality and his marriage? How did his wife? What trials or difficulties did Wilde's homosexuality present to Wilde and Constance as their marriage changed over time?

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