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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. What does Sir Peter think should make Lady Teazle happy?
(a) Their marriage.
(b) Nothing should make Lady Teazle happy.
(c) Just to get a few things from him.
(d) Her friendship with Lady Sneerwell.

2. What is Lady Teazle eager to know?
(a) How much her husband's net worth really is.
(b) Whether Sir Peter is having an affair with Mrs. Candour.
(c) Why Joseph was earnestly entreating Maria to listen to him.
(d) What date her archrival, Mrs. Candour, is moving to Liverpool.

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

4. What is the point of a dedication, such as "A Portrait"?
(a) To provide background of the play.
(b) To give a short biography of the author.
(c) "A Portrait" is not a dedication.
(d) To give the audience an idea of the play.

5. Lady Sneerwell is planning to pair off Maria with whom of the following?
(a) Uncle Crabtree.
(b) Joseph Surface.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Snake.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom of the following is estranged from Sir Peter?

2. Which couple does Rowley believe to have the capability of entering into a compatible marriage?

3. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?

4. How does Maria feel about Charles, according to Act 3, Scene 1?

5. Why does Lady Sneerwell undertake her next project?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Charles instruct Rowley to do after "Mr. Premium" and Mr. Moses leave to help Stanley with his financial troubles?

2. How does writer David Garrick deem the likelihood of success in relation to Sheridan's noble attempt to abolish scandal with the strokes of his pen?

3. Who does Sir Peter blame for Charles Surface being a free-spending profligate?

4. How does Charles respond to Sir Oliver's questioning in Act 3, Scene 3?

5. In Act 4, Scene 1, how is Charles' impromptu private portrait auction for Sir Oliver (Mr. Premium) set up and conducted?

6. What does writer David Garrick state that Sheridan will attempt to do in relation to the subject matter in his Play?

7. How is Sir Oliver's identity crisis resolved altogether?

8. How does it become evident that Charles' butler, Trip has an ulterior motive in making the two money lenders wait for Charles?

9. What is the pressing subject that compels Sir Peter to head over to Joseph's house to discuss with Joseph?

10. In Act 1, Scene 2, how does Sir Peter Teazle's life change for the worse, six months after having married a young woman?

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