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

Multiple Choice 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?
(a) Money.
(b) Gossip.
(c) Extra-marital love interests.
(d) In-laws.

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

3. Who receives a few lines of a letter to use in the assassination of someone's reputation?
(a) Maria.
(b) Miss Clackitt.
(c) Mrs. Candour.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

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

5. How long have Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle been married?
(a) Three years.
(b) Six months.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Eighteen months.

6. What do Charles and Joseph Surface have in common relating to Stanley?
(a) They consider him a brother.
(b) They went to boarding school with him.
(c) They dislike him.
(d) They have never met him.

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

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

9. Why does Joseph pretend be a kind friend who does not enjoy the others' gossiping and sniping?
(a) To propose to Maria.
(b) Because he does not enjoy the other's gossiping.
(c) He does not pretend to be a kind friend.
(d) To cause Maria to warm to him.

10. Upon hearing the name of whom of the following being gossiped about does Maria react by leaving the room where the gossiping is taking place?
(a) Joseph Surface.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Peter Teazle.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

11. What does Sir Peter try to do in relation to Lady Teazle's arrival in Scene 1 of Act 3?
(a) Convince her to stop associating with Lady Sneerwell.
(b) Confront her about her infidelity.
(c) Surprise her with plans to take her on a vacation.
(d) Soften her heart.

12. When Sir Peter leaves the gossipers' gathering at the home of Lady Sneerwell, what does he claim to have left behind?
(a) His spectacles.
(b) His character.
(c) His pocket watch.
(d) His amusement.

13. Who has appealed to Charles and Joseph for financial help?
(a) Stanley.
(b) Trip.
(c) Snake.
(d) Sir Peter.

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

15. In the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, who enters Lady Sneerwell's house together?
(a) Lady Teazle and Sir Peter.
(b) Lady Teazle and Maria.
(c) Maria and Joseph.
(d) Sir Oliver and Rowley.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrives to hear Sir Peter's troubles with Lady Teazle in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Who usually writes the Prologue?

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

4. Rather than listen to others' stories, what does Sir Oliver want to do?

5. What does Rowley tell Sir Oliver about Sir Peter?

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