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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Sir Peter and Lady Teazle go at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Home.
(b) Joseph's house.
(c) Lady Sneerwell's.
(d) Sir Oliver's.

2. Sir Peter is concerned that Maria is intent on marrying which of the following characters?
(a) Crabtree.
(b) Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Joseph Surface.
(d) Charles Surface.

3. Why is the speaker of "A Portrait" important?
(a) He is famous.
(b) He is the protagonist.
(c) He is the author of the play.
(d) She is the antagonist.

4. How does Lady Teazle initially react to Sir Peter's attempt near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) She absolutely refuses.
(b) She seems amenable to the idea.
(c) She laughs at Sir Peter.
(d) She is angry.

5. What does Lady Teazle feel that she deserves?
(a) More attention from Sir Peter.
(b) Constant knowledge about her husband's whereabouts.
(c) Freedom from Sir Peter's controlling ways.
(d) Everything that any other woman has and more.

6. Why is the argument ended?
(a) Joseph arrives.
(b) Lady Teazle has an appointment.
(c) Because they love each other.
(d) Sir Oliver intrudes.

7. How does Maria add to Sir Peter's worries?
(a) Maria decides to move away.
(b) Maria is very ill.
(c) Maria is still intent upon marrying Charles, despite Sir Peter's disapproval.
(d) Maria decides to marry Joseph instead of Charles.

8. Who technically ends the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Joseph.
(b) Charles.
(c) Lady Teazle.
(d) Sir Peter.

9. Sir Peter would like for Maria to turn her attention away from Charles Surface, and toward which of the following?
(a) Sir Oliver.
(b) Snake.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Joseph Surface.

10. According to Mr. Moses, whom has Charles Surface asked for a loan?
(a) Rowley.
(b) Mr. Premium.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Sir Peter.

11. What does Sir Peter's wife demand?
(a) That he allow her to have an affair with Joseph Surface.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Everything he has to give and more.
(d) That he turn Maria out of doors.

12. Whose words are used in the prologue to the play?
(a) Margaret Nickleby.
(b) David Garrick.
(c) Samuel Trent.
(d) Caroline Clavell.

13. What does Mr. Moses do for a living?
(a) He is a chimneysweeper.
(b) He is a moneylender.
(c) He is a fisherman.
(d) He is a lamplighter.

14. What does Sir Peter ask Rowley not to tell his friend about?
(a) His feelings about Charles.
(b) His marriage.
(c) His marital strife.
(d) Nothing.

15. Who does Sir Peter believe was too liberal with Charles?
(a) Sir Oliver, Charles's uncle.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Maria.
(d) Joseph.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were playwrights trying to build through the use of prologues during the historical time period in which the play was written?

2. Whom did Sir Oliver used to sit around with and mock marriage?

3. What is Lady Teazle's reason for her greed?

4. Whom does David Garrick address?

5. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?

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