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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is going on between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) They are arguing.
(b) They discuss having a baby.
(c) They are talking aboout getting married.
(d) They are considering separating.

2. Whom does David Garrick address?
(a) The cast.
(b) The orchestra.
(c) The theatre crew.
(d) The audience.

3. What does Sir Oliver believe happens when a young person makes mistakes in life?
(a) He believes that they are shunned from society.
(b) He believes that young people who make mistakes are unjustly punished.
(c) He believes that they influence their younger siblings to do the same.
(d) He believes that their mistakes can be mended.

4. Whom of the following is estranged from Sir Peter?
(a) Charles Surface.
(b) His former ward, Robin Hainsworth.
(c) His father, Sir Paul Teazle.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

5. How does Sir Oliver determine the worth of a man?
(a) By his attention to detail and punctuality.
(b) By looking beneath the surface.
(c) By looking In the public property records.
(d) By the type of wine that he selects in a fine dining establishment.

6. Whose words are used in the prologue to the play?
(a) Samuel Trent.
(b) Caroline Clavell.
(c) Margaret Nickleby.
(d) David Garrick.

7. The portrait portion of the play is synonymous with which of the following?
(a) A memoir.
(b) A dedication.
(c) A photo.
(d) A biography.

8. How does Lady Sneerwell feel about her talents?
(a) Disappointed.
(b) Proud.
(c) Angry.
(d) Sad.

9. Which couple does Rowley believe to have the capability of entering into a compatible marriage?
(a) David Garrick and Maria.
(b) Benjamin Backbite and Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Charles Surface and Maria.
(d) John Crewe and Lady Sneerwell.

10. While at Lady Sneerwell's gossip gathering, Joseph Surface finds that Lady Teazle is which of the following?
(a) Not really interested in gossip.
(b) Interested in Crabtree.
(c) Not easily placated.
(d) Married to Sir Peter.

11. Where do Sir Peter and Lady Teazle go at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Joseph's house.
(b) Lady Sneerwell's.
(c) Sir Oliver's.
(d) Home.

12. What is Lady Teazle's reason for her greed?
(a) Sir Peter wants her to be greedy.
(b) She claims that she is not greedy.
(c) She has no reason.
(d) She wants to live the best life possible.

13. Why does Maria arrive in the middle of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Joseph.
(b) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Charles.
(c) To tell Sir Peter about Lady Teazle cheating on him.
(d) To ask Sir Peter's opinion about her crush on Sir Oliver.

14. Who speaks in "A Portrait"?
(a) Charles Surface.
(b) Lady Teazle.
(c) Sheridan.
(d) Garrick.

15. What does the speaker of the Prologue say will be the subject of the play?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Family.
(d) Scandal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "I leave my character behind me" as they leave the party in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. Toward whom does Lady Teazle shift the blame for her own desire to live the best life that money can buy?

3. What does the playwright attempt to do with his writing of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays"?

4. Who has appealed to Charles and Joseph for financial help?

5. What is it that everyone is always eager to hear as mentioned in the prologue of the play?

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