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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Uncle Crabtree's nephew?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Peter Teazle.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Snake.

2. What is it that everyone is always eager to hear as mentioned in the prologue of the play?
(a) The sound of money jingling in a pocket.
(b) Secular music.
(c) Bad reports and gossip about people.
(d) Good news about people.

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

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, who claims that Charles is an upright young man?
(a) Lady Teazle.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Rowley.
(d) Sir Peter.

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

6. What was Lady Teazle's economic status while she was growing up?
(a) Rich.
(b) Middle-class.
(c) It is not known.
(d) Poor.

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

8. What is the point of a dedication, such as "A Portrait"?
(a) To give the audience an idea of the play.
(b) To give a short biography of the author.
(c) "A Portrait" is not a dedication.
(d) To provide background of the play.

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

10. How do most people feel about the subject of the play?
(a) They are hurt by the gossip.
(b) They are eager to hear bad reports and gossip about people.
(c) They are indifferent.
(d) They hate feeling responsible for others' pain.

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

12. Who usually writes the Prologue?
(a) The playwright.
(b) The playwright's mother.
(c) The audience.
(d) Someone other than the playwright.

13. What does Sir Peter attempt to do when Lady Teazle enters near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Find out who she is having an affair with.
(b) Obtain a divorce.
(c) Soften her heart.
(d) Convince her of his love.

14. Which of the following represents Mr. Moses' heritage?
(a) Dutch.
(b) Danish.
(c) Jewish.
(d) French.

15. 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) Highly likely to achieve.
(c) Unlikely to achieve.
(d) Likely to achieve.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the basis for the argument taking place between Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle in the opening scene of Act 2?

2. What does the speak of "A Portrait" say often misleads people?

3. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sir Peter want Maria to do?

4. What do Lady Teazle and Joseph Surface share?

5. Which literary character listed below is alluded to in the prologue to the play in relation to its playwright?

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