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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who moves off to speak to each other privately at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Joseph Surface and Maria.
(b) Lady Sneerwell and Snake.
(c) Charles Surface and Maria.
(d) Lady Teazle and Sir Peter.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What does Sir Oliver plan to do when he meets with Charles?
(a) He does not plan to meet Charles.
(b) Impersonate a money-lender, Mr. Premium.
(c) Disinherit him.
(d) Loan him money.

6. Which of the lady's abilities does the gentleman praise?
(a) Her subtle abilities of bringing people down.
(b) Her artistic abilities.
(c) Her ability to speak many different languages.
(d) Her beauty.

7. What makes the situation at the end of Act 2, Scene 1 worse on Sir Peter?
(a) He has a prior engagement.
(b) He has promised to join Lady Teazle for her appointment.
(c) He loves Lady Teazle.
(d) He likes arguing with his wife.

8. When Sir Peter leaves the gossipers' gathering at the home of Lady Sneerwell, what does he claim to have left behind?
(a) His character.
(b) His amusement.
(c) His spectacles.
(d) His pocket watch.

9. What does Mr. Moses do for a living?
(a) He is a moneylender.
(b) He is a fisherman.
(c) He is a lamplighter.
(d) He is a chimneysweeper.

10. Who is pleased to hear of Snake's employment in this matter?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Maria.
(c) Charles Surface.
(d) Sir Oliver Surface.

11. Whom does Rowley believe that Lady Teazle has her heart and eyes set upon?
(a) Snake.
(b) Sir Oliver.
(c) Joseph Surface.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

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

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

14. How do most people feel about the subject of the play?
(a) They are eager to hear bad reports and gossip about people.
(b) They are hurt by the gossip.
(c) They hate feeling responsible for others' pain.
(d) They are indifferent.

15. What does Sir Peter's wife demand?
(a) That he allow her to have an affair with Joseph Surface.
(b) Everything he has to give and more.
(c) Nothing.
(d) That he turn Maria out of doors.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is The School for Scandal dedicated to?

2. Why does the news of his friend's return concern Sir Peter in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. According to Sir Oliver, who would be the best person to judge his nephew, Charles Surface's character?

4. When Backbite and Crabtree enter, what does Crabtree regale the party with?

5. What genre of writing is The School for Scandal?

(see the answer keys)

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