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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the benefit of looking beneath the surface, according to the speaker of "A Portrait"?
(a) One may find their watch.
(b) One should never look beneath the surface.
(c) One can find the true worth of people.
(d) One may find gold.

2. How is Sir Oliver able to impersonate Stanley?
(a) He cannot impersonate Stanley.
(b) Because they look alike.
(c) Because neither Charles nor Joseph has seen Stanley.
(d) Because Stanley gives him permission.

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

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

5. Which of the following do the gossipers at the gathering NOT assassinate with respect to their gossip targets?
(a) Qualities.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Characters.
(d) Looks.

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

7. Why does the speaker in the Prologue say that Sheridan is acting foolishly?
(a) He will hurt many people.
(b) He will be arrested.
(c) He is attacking a problem that is impossible to bring down.
(d) His wife will be angry.

8. Who intrudes upon Joseph and Maria's conversation?
(a) Lady Teazle.
(b) Charles.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Sir Peter.

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

10. Who does the speaker of "A Portrait" address?
(a) Her husband.
(b) The audience.
(c) His friend.
(d) His lover.

11. Why does Maria leave at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) She has an appointment.
(b) She cannot take hearing people discuss her love in such unflattering terms.
(c) She does not feel well.
(d) She does not leave.

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

13. Why does Sir Oliver decide to impersonate Stanley?
(a) To see how his nephews will treat him.
(b) Because he wants to be like Stanley.
(c) Because Stanley asks him to.
(d) He does not decide to impersonate Stanley.

14. Who says, "I leave my character behind me" as they leave the party in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Sir Oliver Surface.
(c) Sir Peter Teazle.
(d) Maria.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the speaker of the Prologue important?

2. Whom does David Garrick address?

3. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. According to Act 1, Scene 2, what event has made Sir Peter Teazle's life miserable?

5. Where has Sir Oliver been spending his time?

(see the answer keys)

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