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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who enters in the middle of Act 4, Scene 2?
(c) Sir Peter.
2. How does Charles feel when he and Sir Peter enact Sir Peter's scheme?
3. What does Trip have Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses do?
(a) Wait for Charles Surface.
(b) Take a note to Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Pay for the pastries that they have ordered.
(d) Review some of his reference material.
4. What does Trip appear to be learning from Charles Surface?
(a) How to be more sociable.
(b) The art of painting.
(c) Bad habits about money management.
(d) Gossiping techniques.
5. Who forces Sir Oliver and his companion to wait in Act 3, Scene 2?
(b) Lady Sneerwell.
6. What is Charles's purpose for holding an auction?
(a) He refuses to hold the auction.
(b) To make Sir Oliver, ie. Mr. Premium, happy.
(c) Because he feels pressured to hold the auction.
(d) To sell his family portraits.
7. What does Sir Peter see protruding from behind the screen in Joseph's room?
(a) A pair of men's boots.
(b) A chef's hat.
(c) A lady's petticoat.
(d) A lady's parasol.
8. Whom does Maria believe to be having an affair with Charles?
(a) Miss Clackitt.
(b) Mrs. Candour.
(c) Lady Teazle.
(d) Lady Sneerwell.
9. What does Trip offer Mr. Moses?
(a) Directions to Lady Sneerwell's house.
(b) Some of Charles Surface's clothes.
(c) A plump, juicy steak with all the trimmings.
(d) Some of his clothes.
10. Why are Mrs. Candour, Lady Sneerwell, Backbite, and Crabtree surprised to see Sir Peter walk into his home?
(a) They thought that he was supposed to be in China
(b) They thought he had been wounded, and at death's door.
(c) They thought that he and Lady Teazle were in Wales.
(d) They thought that he had broken his leg.
11. What is Sir Oliver pleased to hear when Charles explains why he is not willing to sell his uncle's portrait for a large sum of money?
(a) That Joseph will be joining him for dinner.
(b) That Mrs. Candour has embroidered a handkerchief for him.
(c) That Charles holds him in high regard.
(d) That Lady Sneerwell has invited him to a gossip session.
12. What portrait does Sir Oliver offer to buy?
(a) The portrait of Sir Oliver.
(b) The portrait of Joseph.
(c) The portrait of Charles's father.
(d) The portrait of Charles.
13. What happens while Sir Oliver and his companion are waiting?
(a) Trip is rude to Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses.
(b) Trip asks Mr. Moses for a loan.
(c) Charles tells Sir Oliver to leave.
(d) Charles recognizes Sir Oliver.
14. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Lady Sneerwell's house.
(b) The country.
(c) Charles Surface's house.
(d) Joseph Surface's house.
15. What does Sir Oliver show himself to be good at doing?
(a) Judging character.
(b) Playing bridge.
(c) Keeping a secret.
(d) Fixing a hearty breakfast.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Lady Teazle hope for at the end of Act 4, Scene 3?
2. Where are Mrs. Candour, Lady Sneerwell, Backbite, and Crabtree gathered at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 2?
3. What is the occupation of Sir Oliver's alias at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 2?
4. Who is the antagonist of The School for Scandal?
5. What is the setting of Act 4, Scene 2?
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