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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the party in Act 2, Scene 2 consist of doing?
(a) Eating.
(b) Dancing.
(c) Assassinating the looks, qualities and characters of people they claim to be friends with.
(d) Playing cards.

2. What does Sir Oliver asks Sir Peter about in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Lady Sneerwell.
(b) The Surface brothers.
(c) His job.
(d) His marriage.

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

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

5. What do Lady Teazle and Joseph Surface share?
(a) An interest in Mozart's musical compositions.
(b) Plans to spend some time together.
(c) A strong dislike for Benjamin Backbite.
(d) A joke about Mrs. Candour.

6. How does Sir Peter feel about the party in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) He grows more disgusted by the minute.
(b) He is happy he came.
(c) He wishes Sir Oliver was there.
(d) He finds Lady Sneerwell intriguing.

7. According to the information in the prologue, in which way is the playwright approaching the issue of focus in the play?
(a) Casually examining.
(b) Foolishly attacking.
(c) Scientifically researching.
(d) Intelligently exploring.

8. What does Sir Peter think about Charles?
(a) That he will make a wonderful husband for Maria.
(b) That he should have married Lady Teazle.
(c) That he is a free-spending profligate who will be a disappointment to himself and others.
(d) That he is a wonderful young man.

9. What is the "Portrait" portion of a play written during this period supposed to give the audience prior to the beginning of a play presentation?
(a) A description of the characters.
(b) An idea of the purpose of the play.
(c) Biographical information on the cast and crew.
(d) A rundown of all the acts and scenes.

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

11. In Act 1, Scene 2, who claims that Charles is an upright young man?
(a) Lady Teazle.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Sir Peter.

12. Whom does David Garrick address?
(a) The audience.
(b) The theatre crew.
(c) The cast.
(d) The orchestra.

13. What do Charles and Joseph Surface have in common relating to Sir Oliver?
(a) They consider him a pest.
(b) They have never met Sir Oliver.
(c) They have each been promised an acre of land by him.
(d) They would like to beat him at playing chess.

14. Lady Sneerwell would like to be courted by whom of the following?
(a) Peter Teazle.
(b) Joseph Surface.
(c) Uncle Crabtree.
(d) Charles Surface.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Once the party in Act 1, Scene 1 is assembled, who do they begin gossiping about?

2. Who is Uncle Crabtree's nephew?

3. Why does Lady Sneerwell undertake her next project?

4. What does Sir Peter think about Charles?

5. Who admits to being proud of possessing subtle, yet effective character assassinating abilities?

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