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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Maria arrive in the middle of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Charles.
(b) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Joseph.
(c) To tell Sir Peter about Lady Teazle cheating on him.
(d) To ask Sir Peter's opinion about her crush on Sir Oliver.

2. What is the topic of the conversation at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Lady Teazle's friendship with Lady Sneerwell.
(b) They are not talking in Act 2, Scene 1.
(c) Sir Peter's poverty.
(d) Sir Peter's unwillingness to spend money on the expensive new fashions that Lady Teazle wants.

3. What does Sir Oliver believe happens when a young person makes mistakes in life?
(a) He believes that their mistakes can be mended.
(b) He believes that young people who make mistakes are unjustly punished.
(c) He believes that they influence their younger siblings to do the same.
(d) He believes that they are shunned from society.

4. Which literary character listed below is alluded to in the prologue to the play in relation to its playwright?
(a) King Lear.
(b) Marco Polo.
(c) Macbeth.
(d) Don Quixote.

5. What does Sir Oliver asks Sir Peter about in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Lady Sneerwell.
(b) His job.
(c) His marriage.
(d) The Surface brothers.

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

7. Whom of the following is estranged from Sir Peter?
(a) His former ward, Robin Hainsworth.
(b) Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Charles Surface.
(d) His father, Sir Paul Teazle.

8. Who is Uncle Crabtree's nephew?
(a) Peter Teazle.
(b) Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Snake.
(d) Joseph Surface.

9. While a gossipers' gathering is underway at the home of Lady Sneerwell, Maria and which of the following would-be suitors slip away for a private conversation?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Snake.
(c) Charles Surface.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

10. Who says, "I leave my character behind me" as they leave the party in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Sir Peter Teazle.
(b) Maria.
(c) Sir Oliver Surface.
(d) Joseph Surface.

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

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

13. Lady Sneerwell is planning to pair off Maria with whom of the following?
(a) Snake.
(b) Uncle Crabtree.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Joseph Surface.

14. What are members of the audience for the play advised that appearances are capable of doing?
(a) Impressing.
(b) Discouraging.
(c) Deceiving.
(d) Overwhelming.

15. Why do Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley hatch a plan?
(a) To catch Lady Teazle cheating on her husband.
(b) To trick Sir Peter.
(c) They do not hatch a plan.
(d) To allow Sir Oliver to judge Charles and Joseph on their relative merits.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

2. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?

3. Why does Lady Sneerwell undertake her next project?

4. Once the party in Act 1, Scene 1 is assembled, who do they begin gossiping about?

5. Which of the following represents Mr. Moses' heritage?

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