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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was it about Sir Peter that impressed Lady Teazle to the point that she agreed to marry him?
(a) His honesty.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His money.
(d) His personality.

2. Which of the following do the gossipers at the gathering NOT assassinate with respect to their gossip targets?
(a) Characters.
(b) Looks.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Qualities.

3. What novel is alluded to in the Prologue?
(a) Don Quixote.
(b) Pride and Prejudice.
(c) The Red Badge of Courage.
(d) Wuthering Heights.

4. Who does the speaker of "A Portrait" address?
(a) His friend.
(b) The audience.
(c) His lover.
(d) Her husband.

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

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

7. Who is Lady Sneerwell's next project going to be directed at?
(a) Snake.
(b) Sir Peter and Lady Teazle.
(c) Charles Surface and Maria.
(d) Sir Oliver Surface.

8. Sir Peter would like for Maria to turn her attention away from Charles Surface, and toward which of the following?
(a) Sir Oliver.
(b) Snake.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Joseph Surface.

9. What is the benefit of looking beneath the surface, according to the speaker of "A Portrait"?
(a) One may find their watch.
(b) One can find the true worth of people.
(c) One may find gold.
(d) One should never look beneath the surface.

10. Which of the following terms best describes the marriage of Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle?
(a) Blissful.
(b) Convenient.
(c) Arranged.
(d) Stormy.

11. 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) Likely to achieve.
(b) Highly likely to achieve.
(c) Impossible to achieve.
(d) Unlikely to achieve.

12. Why is it that Sir Oliver does not trust his nephew Joseph completely?
(a) Because he has lied to him (Sir Oliver) in the past.
(b) Because his schoolmaster caught him cheating on an exam.
(c) Because he does not have any enemies.
(d) Because he took a pocket watch from him (Sir Oliver) when he was ten (10).

13. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sir Peter want Maria to do?
(a) Move to the country.
(b) Marry Charles.
(c) Have a child.
(d) Turn her attentions from Charles to Joseph.

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

15. Whose arrival is announced to Sir Peter?
(a) Lady Candour's.
(b) Sir Oliver's.
(c) John Crewe's.
(d) David Garrick's.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the speaker feel about the subject of the play?

2. Maria considers Lady Teazle to be which of the following types during her meeting with Joseph at the gossipers' gathering?

3. Which of the following represents Mr. Moses' heritage?

4. Why does Maria arrive in the middle of Act 3, Scene 1?

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

(see the answer keys)

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