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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Maria feel about Charles, according to Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) She no longer loves him.
(b) She is jealous of his friendship with Lady Teazle.
(c) She thinks of him as a close friend.
(d) She insists on her love and her judgment of his worth.

2. What novel is alluded to in the Prologue?
(a) Don Quixote.
(b) Wuthering Heights.
(c) The Red Badge of Courage.
(d) Pride and Prejudice.

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

4. Who is Richard Brinsley Sheridan?
(a) Fine Arts Critic for the London Times.
(b) British War Hero in war between Britain and France.
(c) Playwright of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays".
(d) Stage Director at the Globe Theatre in Stratford.

5. What do Charles and Joseph Surface have in common relating to Stanley?
(a) They dislike him.
(b) They went to boarding school with him.
(c) They have never met him.
(d) They consider him a brother.

6. Who technically ends the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Charles.
(c) Lady Teazle.
(d) Joseph.

7. How does Maria add to Sir Peter's worries?
(a) Maria decides to move away.
(b) Maria is very ill.
(c) Maria decides to marry Joseph instead of Charles.
(d) Maria is still intent upon marrying Charles, despite Sir Peter's disapproval.

8. What is Maria worrying about as she enters in the middle of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Her engagement to Charles Surface.
(b) Her suitor, Sir Benjamin Backbite, and his uncle, Crabtree.
(c) Her engagement to Joseph Surface.
(d) Her father's health.

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

10. Which of the following is a widely known fact that cannot be covered up?
(a) That Benjamin Backbite has a crush on Lady Teazle.
(b) That Sir Peter Teazle and Frances Anne Crewe are having an affair.
(c) That Maria is in love with Crabtree.
(d) That Lady Sneerwell and her companions are lying, backstabbing cretins.

11. 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.

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

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

14. Where has Sir Oliver been spending his time?
(a) In China.
(b) In Scotland.
(c) In Wales.
(d) In India.

15. To whom does Sir Peter attribute much of Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?
(a) Crabtree.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Maria.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?

2. Who admits to having his wild days in his youth at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?

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

4. What recent success do Lady Sneerwell and Snake discuss at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?

5. What are members of the audience for the play advised that appearances are capable of doing?

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