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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Lady Teazle believe that she deserves?
(a) A good marriage with Sir Peter.
(b) Everything any other woman has and more.
(c) To be able to kick Maria out of their home.
(d) A happy life.

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

3. According to the information included in the prologue, what is the rate of probability that the playwright will succeed in attempting to address the issue of focus in the play?
(a) Impossible to achieve.
(b) Unlikely to achieve.
(c) Highly likely to achieve.
(d) Likely to achieve.

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

5. What is Sir Peter shocked and appalled to witness when he arrives at the gathering?
(a) Insults exchanged between Lady Sneerwell and Mrs. Candour.
(b) The incessant gossip and slander that is taking place.
(c) Clergymen leading the gossip session.
(d) Children in attendance at the gathering.

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

7. Which of the lady's abilities does the gentleman praise?
(a) Her ability to speak many different languages.
(b) Her artistic abilities.
(c) Her subtle abilities of bringing people down.
(d) Her beauty.

8. Which couple does Rowley believe to have the capability of entering into a compatible marriage?
(a) John Crewe and Lady Sneerwell.
(b) Benjamin Backbite and Lady Sneerwell.
(c) David Garrick and Maria.
(d) Charles Surface and Maria.

9. Who is pleased to hear of Snake's employment in this matter?
(a) Maria.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Sir Oliver Surface.
(d) Joseph Surface.

10. What is Sheridan attacking, according to the Prologue?
(a) The institution of marriage.
(b) The giant problems of gossip and scandal.
(c) The politics of his nation.
(d) His family.

11. Who admits to being proud of possessing subtle, yet effective character assassinating abilities?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Mrs. Candour.

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 jealous of Sir Peter and Lady Teazle's happiness.
(c) She is angry at him for ruining their last plan.
(d) She does not want Sir Oliver Surface to return to London.

13. What does Maria do when she sees Lady Teazle heading toward her?
(a) She shrieks with delight.
(b) She pulls out her pocketbook.
(c) She runs away.
(d) She prepares to give her a hug.

14. Which literary character listed below is alluded to in the prologue to the play in relation to its playwright?
(a) Marco Polo.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) King Lear.
(d) Don Quixote.

15. Who is Lady Sneerwell's next project going to be directed at?
(a) Sir Peter and Lady Teazle.
(b) Charles Surface and Maria.
(c) Snake.
(d) Sir Oliver Surface.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Oliver believe that any man of worth is bound to have?

2. How do Sir Peter and Sir Oliver greet each other in Act 2, Scene 3?

3. Whom does Rowley believe that Lady Teazle has her heart and eyes set upon?

4. Whose long-winded gossiping annoys Maria?

5. Why do Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley hatch a plan?

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