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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Sir Peter tell about his problems with Lady Teazle?
(a) John Crewe.
(b) Maria.
(c) Rowley.
(d) Snake.

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

3. Where are members of the audience for the play advised to look to find the true worth of an individual?
(a) Over the top.
(b) Local psychic's parlor.
(c) Beneath the surface.
(d) In a lateral or even position.

4. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Come to his house so that they can spend some time alone together.
(b) Leave her husband for him.
(c) Convince Maria to turn her affections to him from Charles.
(d) Leave him alone to talk to Maria.

5. Why does Joseph pretend be a kind friend who does not enjoy the others' gossiping and sniping?
(a) Because he does not enjoy the other's gossiping.
(b) He does not pretend to be a kind friend.
(c) To propose to Maria.
(d) To cause Maria to warm to him.

6. Whose arrival is announced to Sir Peter?
(a) John Crewe's.
(b) Sir Oliver's.
(c) David Garrick's.
(d) Lady Candour's.

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

8. What qualifies the individual to be honored in the portrait portion of the play?
(a) The honored individual is a member of the British Royal Family.
(b) The playwright is infatuated with the honored individual.
(c) The honored individual is the inspiration for the play's storyline.
(d) The honored individual has devoted over one hundred hours of volunteer time to the theatre.

9. Based on information presented in the portrait portion of the play, which of the following best exemplifies its chief aim?
(a) Curbing scandals.
(b) Promoting volunteerism.
(c) Public forum for public concerns.
(d) Pure entertainment.

10. Who does Rowley tell Sir Peter has returned from India toward the end of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Lady Teazle.
(b) Maria.
(c) Sir Oliver Surface.
(d) Mr. Benjamin Backbite.

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

12. Who is Lady Sneerwell's next project going to be directed at?
(a) Charles Surface and Maria.
(b) Snake.
(c) Sir Oliver Surface.
(d) Sir Peter and Lady Teazle.

13. What is Lady Teazle eager to know?
(a) What date her archrival, Mrs. Candour, is moving to Liverpool.
(b) Whether Sir Peter is having an affair with Mrs. Candour.
(c) Why Joseph was earnestly entreating Maria to listen to him.
(d) How much her husband's net worth really is.

14. According to the information in the prologue, in which way is the playwright approaching the issue of focus in the play?
(a) Foolishly attacking.
(b) Intelligently exploring.
(c) Casually examining.
(d) Scientifically researching.

15. Who demonstrates willingness to engage in long-winded gossip about anyone and everyone; and annoys Maria in the process?
(a) Snake.
(b) Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Mrs. Candour.
(d) Charles Surface.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the speaker feel about the subject of the play?

2. Why is the speaker of the Prologue important?

3. How long have Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle been married?

4. Act 2, Scene 1 illustrates that no matter what a man does to find a good wife, which of the following may occur?

5. What novel is alluded to in the Prologue?

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