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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" say about appearances?
(a) Appearances are not all that they seem.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Appearances are very important.
(d) Appearances are unimportant in all circumstances.

3. Based on information presented in the portrait portion of the play, which of the following best exemplifies its chief aim?
(a) Public forum for public concerns.
(b) Curbing scandals.
(c) Promoting volunteerism.
(d) Pure entertainment.

4. Why is the speaker of "A Portrait" important?
(a) He is the author of the play.
(b) He is the protagonist.
(c) He is famous.
(d) She is the antagonist.

5. According to Mr. Moses, whom has Charles Surface asked for a loan?
(a) Benjamin Backbite.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Mr. Premium.
(d) Rowley.

6. According to Sir Oliver, who would be the best person to judge his nephew, Charles Surface's character?
(a) Crabtree.
(b) His clergyman.
(c) Sir Oliver himself.
(d) His schoolmaster.

7. Whom is the playwright honoring via the portrait portion of the play?
(a) Diana Bates.
(b) Dr. Everett Treadway.
(c) Leonard Crabtree.
(d) Frances Anne Crewe.

8. Why does Sir Peter think Lady Teazle should be happy with anything he gives her?
(a) Because she grew up poor.
(b) Because he loves her.
(c) Because she is never happy.
(d) Because she loves him.

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

10. Who is Richard Brinsley Sheridan?
(a) British War Hero in war between Britain and France.
(b) Fine Arts Critic for the London Times.
(c) Stage Director at the Globe Theatre in Stratford.
(d) Playwright of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays".

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

12. Why does Lady Sneerwell undertake her next project?
(a) She wants Charles for herself because she knows him to be a very noble soul underneath his shell of decrepit morals and dissipation.
(b) She is angry at him for ruining their last plan.
(c) She does not want Sir Oliver Surface to return to London.
(d) She is jealous of Sir Peter and Lady Teazle's happiness.

13. What does Sir Peter ask Rowley not to tell his friend about?
(a) His marital strife.
(b) His marriage.
(c) Nothing.
(d) His feelings about Charles.

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

15. Why does the speaker in the Prologue say that Sheridan is acting foolishly?
(a) His wife will be angry.
(b) He will hurt many people.
(c) He is attacking a problem that is impossible to bring down.
(d) He will be arrested.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do people usually judge others, according to the speaker of "A Portrait"?

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

3. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" advise against?

4. Why is the argument ended?

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

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