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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Rowley believe that Lady Teazle has her heart and eyes set upon?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Snake.
(c) Sir Oliver.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

2. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle not willing to do?
(a) Show Lady Teazle how wealthy people live.
(b) Spend money frivolously.
(c) Confer with Rowley.
(d) Visit with Sir Oliver.

3. In the prologue to the play, what is noted as not being necessary to bring into the world?
(a) More compassion.
(b) More misery.
(c) More population.
(d) More scandal.

4. Who wants nothing to do with the gossiping and character destruction that goes on in some circles?
(a) Rowley.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Sir Oliver.
(d) Maria.

5. What does the speak of "A Portrait" say often misleads people?
(a) Friends.
(b) The truth.
(c) Appearances.
(d) Wives.

6. Why does Sir Peter dislike everyone at the party?
(a) He does not dislike them; they are his closest friends.
(b) Because of their incessant gossiping.
(c) Because they dislike him.
(d) Because they are ugly.

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

8. What is the dedication often used to do?
(a) Honor some person.
(b) Honor the author.
(c) Judge someone.
(d) Make a political statement.

9. Who usually penned prologues at the time that the play, "School for Scandal and Other Plays" was written?
(a) The playwright.
(b) The script supervisor.
(c) The writer.
(d) The local theatre critic.

10. Who admits to having his wild days in his youth at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Sir Oliver.

11. Who receives a few lines of a letter to use in the assassination of someone's reputation?
(a) Mrs. Candour.
(b) Maria.
(c) Miss Clackitt.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

12. Why is it that Sir Oliver does not trust his nephew Joseph completely?
(a) Because he does not have any enemies.
(b) Because he has lied to him (Sir Oliver) in the past.
(c) Because he took a pocket watch from him (Sir Oliver) when he was ten (10).
(d) Because his schoolmaster caught him cheating on an exam.

13. When Backbite and Crabtree enter, what does Crabtree regale the party with?
(a) Tales of Backbite's witty remarks.
(b) Gossip.
(c) His ability at drinking.
(d) Magic tricks.

14. The next character assassination project will involve which of the following activities?
(a) Breaking off affections between Benjamin Backbite and Maria.
(b) Breaking off affections between Lady Sneerwell and Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Breaking off affections Charles Surface and Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Breaking off affections between Charles Surface and Maria.

15. Whom is the playwright honoring via the portrait portion of the play?
(a) Dr. Everett Treadway.
(b) Leonard Crabtree.
(c) Diana Bates.
(d) Frances Anne Crewe.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long have Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle been married?

2. How does Maria feel about Charles, according to Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What do Charles and Joseph Surface have in common relating to Stanley?

4. Who desperately wants to be a suitor to Maria?

5. 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?

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