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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which couple does Rowley believe to have the capability of entering into a compatible marriage?
(a) Benjamin Backbite and Lady Sneerwell.
(b) John Crewe and Lady Sneerwell.
(c) David Garrick and Maria.
(d) Charles Surface and Maria.

2. Which of the following represents Mr. Moses' heritage?
(a) Dutch.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Danish.
(d) French.

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

4. Which of the following is a witty remark made by Benjamin Backbite that Crabtree is able to share with the gossip group?
(a) "A stitch in time saves nine."
(b) "You can kill two birds with one stone."
(c) None. Crabtree does not remember any of Backbite's witty remarks.
(d) "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

5. How does Sir Oliver determine the worth of a man?
(a) By the type of wine that he selects in a fine dining establishment.
(b) By looking In the public property records.
(c) By looking beneath the surface.
(d) By his attention to detail and punctuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lady Teazle initially react to Sir Peter's attempt near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

2. How long have Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle been married?

3. Why does Joseph pretend be a kind friend who does not enjoy the others' gossiping and sniping?

4. What is Lady Teazle's reason for her greed?

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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reason that Lady Teazle interrupt the conversation between Joseph and Maria?

2. Describe the interaction between Lady Teazle and Joseph in Act 2, Scene 2.

3. What happens at the beginning of the party in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. Describe Charles and Joseph's conversation in Act 4, Scene 3.

5. What does Sheridan say about appearances in "A Portrait"?

6. In Act 2, Scene 3, how does it become evident that Rowley has betrayed Sir Peter with regard to news about his marriage to a young shrew?

7. In Act 4, Scene 1, what does Charles ask Rowley to do?

8. What insight does Sir Peter confide in Rowley about his troubled life with Lady Teazle?

9. How does Sir Peter feel about the party in Act 2, Scene 2, and how does he react?

10. What happens when Sir Peter tries to soften Lady Teazle's heart in Act 3, Scene 1?

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