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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?
(a) One final complaint about his wife.
(b) A preview of the next scene in the play.
(c) A wink.
(d) His gratitude for their attendance and support.

2. What does Rowley want to prevent Sir Peter from learning?
(a) That Lady Teazle is having an affair with Joseph.
(b) That Rowley has told Sir Oliver about his marital strife.
(c) That Charles is in love with Lady Teazle.
(d) That Maria is engaged to Charles.

3. Who does Rowley tell Sir Peter has returned from India toward the end of Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Mr. Benjamin Backbite.
(b) Sir Oliver Surface.
(c) Maria.
(d) Lady Teazle.

4. What does Rowley tell Sir Oliver about Sir Peter?
(a) That he has married a shrew.
(b) That he is moving to China.
(c) That he is to meet with the Queen of England.
(d) That he is very, very ill.

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

6. What is the purpose of a Prologue?
(a) To honor some person.
(b) To build sympathy for the subject matter and increase interest in the play.
(c) To provide a biography about the author.
(d) To provide background information about the characters.

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

8. On what subject matter does Sir Peter contradict every word that has been spoken by Rowley?
(a) The Surface Brothers.
(b) Ways to keep horses healthy and running.
(c) The weather conditions in London for the previous week.
(d) How trustworthy Lady Sneerwell can be.

9. Whom does Sir Peter tell about his problems with Lady Teazle?
(a) Rowley.
(b) John Crewe.
(c) Maria.
(d) Snake.

10. Who demonstrates willingness to engage in long-winded gossip about anyone and everyone; and annoys Maria in the process?
(a) Charles Surface.
(b) Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Snake.
(d) Mrs. Candour.

11. What was it about Sir Peter that impressed Lady Teazle to the point that she agreed to marry him?
(a) His money.
(b) His personality.
(c) His honesty.
(d) His intelligence.

12. In one word, what is the subject of the play?
(a) Scandal.
(b) Monarchy.
(c) Love.
(d) Perseverance.

13. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle willing to do?
(a) Join Lady Teazle on a visit to Lady Sneerwell's.
(b) Join Charles Surface at a local tavern.
(c) Allow Sir Oliver to find out that he is married and miserable.
(d) Allow Maria to marry Charles Surface.

14. 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 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 their mistakes can be mended.

15. Why do Lady Teazle and Sir Peter begin arguing at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Lady Teazle and Sir Peter do not argue at the end of Act 3, Scene 1.
(b) Joseph interrupts and tells Sir Peter about Lady Teazle's affair.
(c) They are unable to reach any common ground.
(d) They hate each other.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lady Sneerwell is planning to pair off Maria with whom of the following?

2. What does the speak of "A Portrait" say often misleads people?

3. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, who claims that Charles is an upright young man?

5. Who does the speaker of "A Portrait" address?

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