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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who saves Florinda from Willmore when he is attacking her in Act 3, Scene 5?
(a) Blunt and Frederic appear and pull him off her.
(b) Belvile and Frederic appear and pull him off her.
(c) Belvile and Phillippo appear and pull him off her.
(d) Pedro and Antonio appear and pull him off her.

2. What thought consoles Blunt after his bad experience with Lucetta?
(a) That he will get his revenge.
(b) That he's been through this before.
(c) That he's not the first person this kind of thing has happened to.
(d) That he's going to be okay.

3. Why doesn't the playwright want to say anything to welcome the audience?
(a) He says it doesn't matter.
(b) He says the play is bad.
(c) He says they should all go home.
(d) He says the audience didn't pay to get in.

4. Who is Ned Blunt infatuated with?
(a) Lucetta.
(b) Florinda.
(c) Angellica.
(d) Valeria.

5. What lie does Willmore tell Hellena when she approaches from the shadows in the first scene of Act 3?
(a) He has been with Angellica.
(b) He has spent the whole day looking for her.
(c) He has been out to sea.
(d) He has been with his friends all day.

6. What do Belvile and Frederic do as the action escalates in the garden?
(a) They get into a fight with the guards.
(b) They attempt to defend Willmore.
(c) They run away.
(d) They run after Florinda.

7. What do the Englishmen decide to do to pass the time and bolster their spirits after all the women depart from the street in front of Angellica's?
(a) Go to the carnival.
(b) Go drinking.
(c) Go pick a fight.
(d) Go sailing.

8. Why is Willmore angry as he enters the garden and sees Florinda waiting for Belvile?
(a) He is angry with Belvile and Blunt for leaving him alone.
(b) He is angry with Hellena and Belvile for leaving him alone.
(c) He is angry with Belvile and Frederic for leaving him alone.
(d) He is angry with Belvile and Frederic for letting him drink too much.

9. What comment does Pedro make as his servant tells him that Florinda is safe after the attack in the garden?
(a) Masquerading is a great custom, leading to interesting encounters.
(b) Masquerading is a disgusting custom, leading to debauchery.
(c) He will get his final revenge on these men.
(d) Drinking and fighting are disgusting habits, leading to debauchery.

10. Florinda is in love with which of the following characters?
(a) Ned Blunt.
(b) Don Vencentio.
(c) Don Antonio.
(d) Captain Belvile.

11. What does Frederic tell Willmore is very dangerous as he goes into Angellica's house for the first time?
(a) To anger Blunt.
(b) To anger Antonio.
(c) To pay a courtesan money.
(d) To be with an angry courtesan.

12. What does Willmore reveal in an aside to the audience in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) He can't stop thinking about Hellena.
(b) He believes Angellica is manipulating him.
(c) He is falling in love with Angellica.
(d) He believes Angellica love Antonio.

13. Which of the following is NOT one of the things Willmore tells Florinda before he realizes who she is in the garden?
(a) That he is looking for a girl to marry.
(b) How attractive she is.
(c) How honest he is.
(d) That it doesn't matter that he doesn't know her name.

14. What are the women's attitudes toward the men in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) The women are at their mercy.
(b) The women are in control.
(c) The women are falling helplessly in love.
(d) The women are angry.

15. What was unusual about the author of this play?
(a) The author was a woman.
(b) The author was a 90 year old man.
(c) The author was only 11 years old.
(d) The author grew orchids as a hobby.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unusual about the three couples at the center of the play?

2. Who does Hellena flirt with as they approach the carnival?

3. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1, how does Belvile know that it is not possible for Willmore to approach Angellica yet?

4. What little thing do Willmore and Antonio duel over in Act 2?

5. What effect does tricking Blunt have on Phillippo?

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