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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following terms best describes the marriage of Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle?
(a) Blissful.
(b) Convenient.
(c) Arranged.
(d) Stormy.

2. What is Sir Oliver doing when he enters the stage with Rowley?
(a) Cleaning his spectacles.
(b) Laughing.
(c) Wiping sweat off his forehead.
(d) Blushing.

3. What does Sir Peter think about Charles?
(a) That he is nothing but a dissipated, immoral drunkard.
(b) That he is disrespectful.
(c) That he is the most upstanding of men.
(d) That he is Joseph's nemesis.

4. What does Sir Peter think about Charles?
(a) That he is a free-spending profligate who will be a disappointment to himself and others.
(b) That he should have married Lady Teazle.
(c) That he will make a wonderful husband for Maria.
(d) That he is a wonderful young man.

5. What is Sheridan attacking, according to the Prologue?
(a) The institution of marriage.
(b) The giant problems of gossip and scandal.
(c) His family.
(d) The politics of his nation.

6. What makes the situation at the end of Act 2, Scene 1 worse on Sir Peter?
(a) He loves Lady Teazle.
(b) He likes arguing with his wife.
(c) He has a prior engagement.
(d) He has promised to join Lady Teazle for her appointment.

7. Who does Rowley believe Lady Teazle has her eye on?
(a) Sir Oliver.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Charles.

8. What does Sir Peter think should make Lady Teazle happy?
(a) Their marriage.
(b) Her friendship with Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Nothing should make Lady Teazle happy.
(d) Just to get a few things from him.

9. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do?
(a) To encourage Sir Peter to give him a job.
(b) To go to his house for a tryst.
(c) To adopt his orphaned niece.
(d) To teach him to speak French.

10. What were playwrights trying to build through the use of prologues during the historical time period in which the play was written?
(a) A decent level of trust with the audience.
(b) Interest in a favorite charitable project of the playwright.
(c) Sympathy for and interest in the subject matter.
(d) Fame and fortune for themselves.

11. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sir Peter want Maria to do?
(a) Have a child.
(b) Move to the country.
(c) Marry Charles.
(d) Turn her attentions from Charles to Joseph.

12. Who usually penned prologues at the time that the play, "School for Scandal and Other Plays" was written?
(a) The writer.
(b) The script supervisor.
(c) The local theatre critic.
(d) The playwright.

13. Why do Lady Teazle and Sir Peter begin arguing at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) They are unable to reach any common ground.
(b) Joseph interrupts and tells Sir Peter about Lady Teazle's affair.
(c) Lady Teazle and Sir Peter do not argue at the end of Act 3, Scene 1.
(d) They hate each other.

14. Whom did Sir Oliver used to sit around with and mock marriage?
(a) Sir Peter Teazle.
(b) John Crewe.
(c) David Garrick.
(d) Crabtree.

15. Who enters the gossipers' gathering at Lady Sneerwell's with Lady Teazle?
(a) Sir Peter Teazle.
(b) Maria.
(c) Snake.
(d) Mrs. Candour.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Rowley and Sir Oliver laughing about at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?

2. What is Lady Teazle wanting to buy?

3. Which literary character listed below is alluded to in the prologue to the play in relation to its playwright?

4. Who moves off to speak to each other privately at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?

5. What is the topic of the conversation at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

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