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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the subject turn to early in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) The subject does not change in Act 2, Scene 3.
(b) Sir Peter's estrangement from Charles Surface.
(c) Lady Teazle's affair with Joseph.
(d) Charles's poverty.

3. What does Sir Peter think about Charles?
(a) That he is nothing but a dissipated, immoral drunkard.
(b) That he is the most upstanding of men.
(c) That he is disrespectful.
(d) That he is Joseph's nemesis.

4. How is Sir Oliver able to impersonate Stanley?
(a) He cannot impersonate Stanley.
(b) Because Stanley gives him permission.
(c) Because they look alike.
(d) Because neither Charles nor Joseph has seen Stanley.

5. 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.

6. Who is The School for Scandal dedicated to?
(a) Sheridan.
(b) The Surface brothers.
(c) Frances Anne Crewe.
(d) Garrick.

7. According to Act 1, Scene 2, what event has made Sir Peter Teazle's life miserable?
(a) His jealousy of Charles Surface and Lady Teazle.
(b) His marriage six months ago to a much younger woman.
(c) Maria is his ward.
(d) His friend's return.

8. Who does Sir Peter make a final complaint about his wife to in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Sheridan.
(b) Sir Oliver.
(c) The audience.
(d) Rowley.

9. Where are members of the audience for the play advised to look to find the true worth of an individual?
(a) Over the top.
(b) Beneath the surface.
(c) In a lateral or even position.
(d) Local psychic's parlor.

10. How does Sir Oliver determine the worth of a man?
(a) By looking beneath the surface.
(b) By his attention to detail and punctuality.
(c) By looking In the public property records.
(d) By the type of wine that he selects in a fine dining establishment.

11. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Leave him alone to talk to Maria.
(b) Convince Maria to turn her affections to him from Charles.
(c) Leave her husband for him.
(d) Come to his house so that they can spend some time alone together.

12. What is the dedication often used to do?
(a) Honor some person.
(b) Judge someone.
(c) Honor the author.
(d) Make a political statement.

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

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

15. How do people's reactions to the subject of the play affect the subject itself?
(a) It makes it easier to get rid of.
(b) It does not affect the subject at all.
(c) It makes it impossible to root out.
(d) People have no reactions to this subject.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Sir Peter attribute Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?

2. What does Sir Peter try to do in relation to Lady Teazle's arrival in Scene 1 of Act 3?

3. Which literary character listed below is alluded to in the prologue to the play in relation to its playwright?

4. Who arrives on the scene when Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses leave to check on Joseph and Charles Surface?

5. What is Maria worrying about as she enters in the middle of Act 1, Scene 1?

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