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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who demonstrates willingness to engage in long-winded gossip about anyone and everyone; and annoys Maria in the process?
(a) Lady Sneerwell.
(b) Charles Surface.
(d) Mrs. Candour.
2. Whom does David Garrick address?
(a) The audience.
(b) The theatre crew.
(c) The orchestra.
(d) The cast.
3. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" say about appearances?
(a) Appearances are unimportant in all circumstances.
(b) Appearances are very important.
(d) Appearances are not all that they seem.
4. Playwright Sheridan refers to Mr. Moses as which of the following?
(a) The colorful storyteller.
(b) The honest Israelite.
(c) The literary gentleman.
(d) The profound poet.
5. What does Sir Peter think should make Lady Teazle happy?
(a) Just to get a few things from him.
(b) Their marriage.
(c) Her friendship with Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Nothing should make Lady Teazle happy.
6. What recent success do Lady Sneerwell and Snake discuss at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Their success in assassinating someone's character.
(b) Their relationship.
(c) A real estate investment.
(d) Sir Oliver Surface's return.
7. Which literary character listed below is alluded to in the prologue to the play in relation to its playwright?
(a) Marco Polo.
(b) King Lear.
(c) Don Quixote.
8. What type of disguise will Sir Oliver use when he meets with his nephew, Charles?
(a) That of a clergyman.
(b) That of a ship's captain.
(c) That of a blacksmith.
(d) That of a moneylender.
9. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Leave her husband for him.
(b) Leave him alone to talk to Maria.
(c) Convince Maria to turn her affections to him from Charles.
(d) Come to his house so that they can spend some time alone together.
10. What does the subject turn to early in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Lady Teazle's affair with Joseph.
(b) Sir Peter's estrangement from Charles Surface.
(c) The subject does not change in Act 2, Scene 3.
(d) Charles's poverty.
11. Who admits to having his wild days in his youth at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Sir Peter.
(d) Sir Oliver.
12. What is the "Portrait" portion of a play written during this period supposed to give the audience prior to the beginning of a play presentation?
(a) An idea of the purpose of the play.
(b) Biographical information on the cast and crew.
(c) A rundown of all the acts and scenes.
(d) A description of the characters.
13. Which of the following best describes Rowley's opinion of Charles Surface?
14. Who is David Garrick?
(b) Theatre critic.
(c) The writer.
(d) Member of the audience.
15. Why does Maria arrive in the middle of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Joseph.
(b) To tell Sir Peter about Lady Teazle cheating on him.
(c) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Charles.
(d) To ask Sir Peter's opinion about her crush on Sir Oliver.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sir Peter attempt to do when Lady Teazle enters near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
2. What do Charles and Joseph Surface have in common relating to Sir Oliver?
3. What do Charles and Joseph Surface have in common relating to Stanley?
4. What is Lady Teazle eager to know?
5. Who is shocked by the gossip and slander at the party?
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