School for Scandal Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 3, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Rather than listen to others' stories, what does Sir Oliver want to do?
(a) Judge Charles for himself.
(b) Listen to Rowley.
(c) Hear what Sir Peter says.
(d) Listen to others' stories.

2. Act 2, Scene 1 illustrates that no matter what a man does to find a good wife, which of the following may occur?
(a) He may find that there are not any prospects suitable enough to marry.
(b) The wife whom he finds may turn out bad anyway.
(c) He may just find the type of woman he seeks.
(d) The wife whom he finds may turn out better than he ever expected.

3. What does the playwright attempt to do with his writing of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays"?
(a) Get scandal under control.
(b) Encourage people to tolerate each other more.
(c) Attain wealth.
(d) Entertain the masses.

4. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?
(a) A preview of the next scene in the play.
(b) One final complaint about his wife.
(c) A wink.
(d) His gratitude for their attendance and support.

5. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle not willing to do?
(a) Show Lady Teazle how wealthy people live.
(b) Confer with Rowley.
(c) Visit with Sir Oliver.
(d) Spend money frivolously.

Short Answer Questions

1. During which of the following periods is the portrait portion of the play known to be typically included in its theatrical presentation?

2. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do?

3. Which of the following is a witty remark made by Benjamin Backbite that Crabtree is able to share with the gossip group?

4. On what subject matter does Sir Peter contradict every word that has been spoken by Rowley?

5. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?

(see the answer key)

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