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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom of the following is estranged from Sir Peter?
(a) His father, Sir Paul Teazle.
(b) His former ward, Robin Hainsworth.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Charles Surface.

2. What does Lady Teazle feel that she deserves?
(a) More attention from Sir Peter.
(b) Freedom from Sir Peter's controlling ways.
(c) Everything that any other woman has and more.
(d) Constant knowledge about her husband's whereabouts.

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

4. Who enters the gossipers' gathering at Lady Sneerwell's with Lady Teazle?
(a) Sir Peter Teazle.
(b) Mrs. Candour.
(c) Maria.
(d) Snake.

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

6. 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 rundown of all the acts and scenes.
(b) An idea of the purpose of the play.
(c) A description of the characters.
(d) Biographical information on the cast and crew.

7. How do people usually judge others, according to the speaker of "A Portrait"?
(a) By listening to others' reports.
(b) By analyzing their clothes.
(c) By getting to know the person.
(d) By listening to what the person says.

8. What are Rowley and Sir Oliver laughing about at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) The fact that Sir Peter has married a shrew.
(b) The fact that Sir Oliver has returned to London.
(c) They are not laughing.
(d) Lady Sneerwell's joke about Charles.

9. Who desperately wants to be a suitor to Maria?
(a) Benjamin Backbite.
(b) Joseph Surface.
(c) Peter Teazle.
(d) Uncle Crabtree.

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

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

12. What are two activities that Charles Surface is notorious for engaging in?
(a) Gossiping and destroying reputations.
(b) Reading and debating.
(c) Being drunk and throwing away his money.
(d) Devoting time to church and charity.

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

14. What does Sir Peter attempt to do when Lady Teazle enters near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Soften her heart.
(b) Find out who she is having an affair with.
(c) Convince her of his love.
(d) Obtain a divorce.

15. 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) Promoting volunteerism.
(c) Pure entertainment.
(d) Curbing scandals.

Short Answer Questions

1. During which of the following periods is the portrait portion of the play known to be typically included in its theatrical presentation?

2. According to the information in the prologue, in which way is the playwright approaching the issue of focus in the play?

3. Which of the following terms best describes the marriage of Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle?

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

5. What is Sir Peter shocked and appalled to witness when he arrives at the gathering?

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