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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Maria do when she sees Lady Teazle heading toward her?
(a) She prepares to give her a hug.
(b) She runs away.
(c) She shrieks with delight.
(d) She pulls out her pocketbook.

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

3. Sir Peter believes that his wife, Lady Teazle, has set her eyes on which of the following?
(a) Charles Surface.
(b) Snake.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Joseph Surface.

4. Who is John Crewe?
(a) Husband of Frances Anne Crewe.
(b) Schoolmaster.
(c) Father of Jacob Crewe.
(d) Grandson of Herbert W. Crewe.

5. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?
(a) Joseph.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Maria.
(d) Lady Sneerwell.

6. Prior to his marriage to Lady Teazle, what type of woman did Sir Peter try to find to court and marry?
(a) A poor woman of little accomplishment, with not much need for money.
(b) A middle-class woman with a great sense of humor, and an appreciation of the arts.
(c) A beautiful woman with a wonderful heart, of any economic status.
(d) A refined aristocrat with lots of money.

7. According to the information included in the prologue, what is the rate of probability that the playwright will succeed in attempting to address the issue of focus in the play?
(a) Likely to achieve.
(b) Highly likely to achieve.
(c) Impossible to achieve.
(d) Unlikely to achieve.

8. Who desperately wants to be a suitor to Maria?
(a) Benjamin Backbite.
(b) Peter Teazle.
(c) Uncle Crabtree.
(d) Joseph Surface.

9. Who is David Garrick?
(a) Theatre critic.
(b) Stagehand.
(c) The writer.
(d) Member of the audience.

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

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

12. Who receives a few lines of a letter to use in the assassination of someone's reputation?
(a) Maria.
(b) Miss Clackitt.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Mrs. Candour.

13. What are Rowley and Sir Oliver laughing about at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) The fact that Sir Oliver has returned to London.
(b) Lady Sneerwell's joke about Charles.
(c) They are not laughing.
(d) The fact that Sir Peter has married a shrew.

14. Playwright Sheridan refers to Mr. Moses as which of the following?
(a) The literary gentleman.
(b) The honest Israelite.
(c) The profound poet.
(d) The colorful storyteller.

15. Which of the following messages is meant to be relayed with subtlety to the honored individual during the portrait portion of the plays?
(a) That the playwright is infatuated with the honored individual.
(b) That the honor bestowed is limited to one night's performance of the play..
(c) That the honor bestowed will continue throughout the rest of the theatrical season.
(d) That the success of the playhouse depends on the number of audience members that the honored individual actually is able to draw to the playhouse.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the benefit of looking beneath the surface, according to the speaker of "A Portrait"?

2. Whom does Sir Peter tell about his problems with Lady Teazle?

3. Which couple does Rowley believe to have the capability of entering into a compatible marriage?

4. Who intrudes upon Joseph and Maria's conversation?

5. Which of the following terms best describes the marriage of Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle?

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