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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom does Sir Peter attribute much of Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?
(a) Maria.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Crabtree.
(d) Lady Sneerwell.

2. What genre of writing is The School for Scandal?
(a) A tragedy.
(b) A play.
(c) A poem.
(d) A novel.

3. Why does Maria leave at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) She does not leave.
(b) She cannot take hearing people discuss her love in such unflattering terms.
(c) She has an appointment.
(d) She does not feel well.

4. What type of disguise will Sir Oliver use when he meets with his nephew, Charles?
(a) That of a clergyman.
(b) That of a moneylender.
(c) That of a blacksmith.
(d) That of a ship's captain.

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

6. Why does the news of his friend's return concern Sir Peter in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Because Sir Peter owes him a lot of money.
(b) Because he no longer wants to be friends with him.
(c) It does not concern Sir Peter; he is happy.
(d) Because he and Sir Peter used to mock marriage, but he now finds himself miserably married.

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

8. What does the speak of "A Portrait" say often misleads people?
(a) Appearances.
(b) Friends.
(c) Wives.
(d) The truth.

9. Whom does Rowley believe that Lady Teazle has her heart and eyes set upon?
(a) Sir Oliver.
(b) Snake.
(c) Joseph Surface.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

10. Who arranges a tryst at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Sir Oliver and Lady Teazle.
(b) Maria and Charles.
(c) Joseph and Lady Teazle.
(d) Maria and Joseph.

11. According to Sir Oliver, who would be the best person to judge his nephew, Charles Surface's character?
(a) His schoolmaster.
(b) Sir Oliver himself.
(c) His clergyman.
(d) Crabtree.

12. When Backbite and Crabtree enter, what does Crabtree regale the party with?
(a) Tales of Backbite's witty remarks.
(b) Magic tricks.
(c) His ability at drinking.
(d) Gossip.

13. To whom does Sir Peter attribute Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?
(a) Benjamin Backbite.
(b) Crabtree.
(c) Snake.
(d) Lady Sneerwell.

14. What is Lady Teazle wanting to buy?
(a) A French poodle.
(b) Expensive new fashions.
(c) A gold locket.
(d) Silverware.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who arrives on the scene when Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses leave to check on Joseph and Charles Surface?

3. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" say about appearances?

4. What was Lady Teazle's economic status while she was growing up?

5. Prior to his marriage to Lady Teazle, what type of woman did Sir Peter try to find to court and marry?

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