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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the speaker of the Prologue say will be the subject of the play?
(a) Family.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Scandal.

2. 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) Snake.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Joseph Surface.

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

4. Who does Sir Peter believe was too liberal with Charles?
(a) Joseph.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Sir Oliver, Charles's uncle.
(d) Maria.

5. Once the party in Act 1, Scene 1 is assembled, who do they begin gossiping about?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Sir Oliver.
(c) Charles.
(d) Joseph.

6. Who admits to having his wild days in his youth at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Sir Oliver.
(c) Rowley.
(d) Joseph.

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

8. 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) Unlikely to achieve.
(b) Highly likely to achieve.
(c) Likely to achieve.
(d) Impossible to achieve.

9. Upon hearing the name of whom of the following being gossiped about does Maria react by leaving the room where the gossiping is taking place?
(a) Peter Teazle.
(b) Joseph Surface.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Charles Surface.

10. The portrait portion of the play is synonymous with which of the following?
(a) A biography.
(b) A memoir.
(c) A photo.
(d) A dedication.

11. Which of the following is a widely known fact that cannot be covered up?
(a) That Maria is in love with Crabtree.
(b) That Sir Peter Teazle and Frances Anne Crewe are having an affair.
(c) That Benjamin Backbite has a crush on Lady Teazle.
(d) That Lady Sneerwell and her companions are lying, backstabbing cretins.

12. Rather than listen to others' stories, what does Sir Oliver want to do?
(a) Hear what Sir Peter says.
(b) Listen to Rowley.
(c) Judge Charles for himself.
(d) Listen to others' stories.

13. Who admits to being proud of possessing subtle, yet effective character assassinating abilities?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Mrs. Candour.

14. Why does the plan hatched by Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley change slightly?
(a) Sir Oliver changes his mind.
(b) Mr. Moses informs Sir Oliver that Charles has asked to borrow money from Mr. Premium.
(c) Charles learns about the plan.
(d) Stanley arrives.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maria do when she sees Lady Teazle heading toward her?

2. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do?

3. What does Sir Peter attempt to do when Lady Teazle enters near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

4. Who speaks in the Prologue?

5. What is the audience advised not to do as a presentation of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays" is about to begin?

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