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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Lady Teazle wish Sir Peter would allow Maria to marry Charles?
(a) Because it would make Maria happy.
(b) Because it would make Charles happy.
(c) So Sir Peter will stop complaining about it.
(d) So she does not have to worry about Joseph's interest in Maria.
2. What does Sir Oliver decide to do in Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) Disinherit Charles.
(b) Marry Maria.
(c) Pay off Charles's debts himself.
(d) Have an affair with Lady Teazle.
3. When Sir Peter sees a lady's petticoats behind the screen, what does Joseph claim?
(a) Sir Peter is imagining things.
(b) Sir Peter does not see a lady's petticoats behind the screen.
(c) It is Lady Teazle.
(d) It is a French milliner he has been seeing.
4. What does Sir Oliver decide to pay off following the portrait auction?
(a) Mrs. Candour's debts.
(b) Rowley's debts.
(c) Charles' debts.
(d) Miss Clackitt's house.
5. How does Joseph feel about saving the situation with Charles and Maria at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 4?
6. What does Charles offer to do with the remaining family heirlooms?
(a) Burn them.
(b) Auction them to Sir Oliver.
(c) Nothing; he refuses to relinquish them.
(d) Give them to Sir Oliver.
7. Who is the protagonist of The School for Scandal?
(a) Lady Sneerwell.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Sir Peter Teazle.
(d) Joseph Surface.
8. What does Sir Peter project to Joseph will be the cause of his loss of Lady Teazle?
(a) His lack of intelligence.
(b) His dwindling fortune.
(c) His weight.
(d) His age.
9. What does Sir Peter do when he spots Mrs. Candour, Lady Sneerwell, Backbite, and Crabtree at his house?
(a) He excuses himself, and heads for bed.
(b) He apologizes for not having been home when they arrived.
(c) He orders them to leave.
(d) He joins them in preparing food baskets for the poor.
10. How does Sir Oliver respond to Charles's offer?
(a) He yells at Charles.
(b) He reveals his true identity.
(c) He refuses.
(d) He agrees.
11. Has Joseph lost anything following Sir Peter's confrontation with him?
(a) His wallet.
(b) Lady Teazle.
(c) His pet dog, Beamer.
(d) His gold pocket watch.
12. What is it that Sir Oliver wants to know whether Charles Surface has at his disposal?
(a) Anything that he can sell to raise capital on his own.
(b) A housekeeping staff.
(c) A carriage that he can borrow from him.
(d) A ship to transport goods to China.
13. Joseph tells Sir Peter that the woman who is standing behind the screen is which of the following?
(a) Angela Foster, a seamstress whom he has been seeing.
(b) A French milliner whom he has been seeing.
(c) Not a real person; just a petticoat on a mannequin.
(d) Miss Clackitt.
14. What are the men doing at the table when Mr. Moses and Sir Oliver enter at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 3?
(b) Flirting with women.
(d) Playing cards.
15. Which portrait does Charles refuse to sell?
(a) The portrait of Sir Oliver.
(b) The portrait of Joseph.
(c) The portrait of Charles's father.
(d) The portrait of Charles.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose credit is no good in Act 3, Scene 2?
2. What does Mr. Moses point out in Act 4, Scene 2?
3. Who arrives at Joseph's house at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
4. What is Charles's purpose for holding an auction?
5. What is the occupation of the person who forces Sir Oliver and his companion to wait in Act 3, Scene 2?
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