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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is a witty remark made by Benjamin Backbite that Crabtree is able to share with the gossip group?
(a) "A stitch in time saves nine."
(b) None. Crabtree does not remember any of Backbite's witty remarks.
(c) "You can kill two birds with one stone."
(d) "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

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

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

4. Who is pleased to hear of Snake's employment in this matter?
(a) Maria.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Sir Oliver Surface.
(d) Joseph Surface.

5. Who is John Crewe?
(a) Grandson of Herbert W. Crewe.
(b) Husband of Frances Anne Crewe.
(c) Schoolmaster.
(d) Father of Jacob Crewe.

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

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

9. Sir Peter believes that his wife, Lady Teazle, has set her eyes on which of the following?
(a) Snake.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Joseph Surface.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

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

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

12. What qualifies the individual to be honored in the portrait portion of the play?
(a) The playwright is infatuated with the honored individual.
(b) The honored individual has devoted over one hundred hours of volunteer time to the theatre.
(c) The honored individual is a member of the British Royal Family.
(d) The honored individual is the inspiration for the play's storyline.

13. Who is The School for Scandal dedicated to?
(a) The Surface brothers.
(b) Frances Anne Crewe.
(c) Sheridan.
(d) Garrick.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of disguise will Sir Oliver use when he meets with his nephew, Charles?

2. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle willing to do?

3. Who demonstrates willingness to engage in long-winded gossip about anyone and everyone; and annoys Maria in the process?

4. What does Sir Oliver plan to do when he meets with Charles?

5. Why does the speaker in the Prologue say that Sheridan is acting foolishly?

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