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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who arrives on the scene when Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses leave to check on Joseph and Charles Surface?
(a) Miss Clackitt.
(b) Maria.
(c) Snake.
(d) Lady Sneerwell.

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

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

5. What are members of the audience for the play advised that appearances are capable of doing?
(a) Overwhelming.
(b) Deceiving.
(c) Impressing.
(d) Discouraging.

6. During which of the following periods is the portrait portion of the play known to be typically included in its theatrical presentation?
(a) Early 19th Century.
(b) Late 18th Century.
(c) Late 17th Century.
(d) Early 17th Century

7. What makes the situation at the end of Act 2, Scene 1 worse on Sir Peter?
(a) He loves Lady Teazle.
(b) He has promised to join Lady Teazle for her appointment.
(c) He likes arguing with his wife.
(d) He has a prior engagement.

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

9. With whom does Lady Teazle keep an appointment?
(a) Sir Oliver.
(b) Frances Crewe.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Mrs. Candour.

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

11. What recent success do Lady Sneerwell and Snake discuss at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) A real estate investment.
(b) Sir Oliver Surface's return.
(c) Their relationship.
(d) Their success in assassinating someone's character.

12. Who is shocked by the gossip and slander at the party?
(a) Maria.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Joseph.

13. Rather than listen to others' stories, what does Sir Oliver want to do?
(a) Hear what Sir Peter says.
(b) Judge Charles for himself.
(c) Listen to Rowley.
(d) Listen to others' stories.

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

15. Which of the following best describes Rowley's opinion of Charles Surface?
(a) Upright.
(b) Scholarly.
(c) Immature.
(d) Foolish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sir Oliver believe happens when a young person makes mistakes in life?

2. What does Maria do when she sees Lady Teazle heading toward her?

3. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" advise against?

4. Why does Sir Peter dislike everyone at the party?

5. Who usually writes the Prologue?

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