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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. Who arranges a tryst at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Maria and Joseph.
(b) Sir Oliver and Lady Teazle.
(c) Joseph and Lady Teazle.
(d) Maria and Charles.
2. In the prologue to the play, what is noted as not being necessary to bring into the world?
(a) More population.
(b) More compassion.
(c) More misery.
(d) More scandal.
3. When Backbite and Crabtree enter, what does Crabtree regale the party with?
(a) His ability at drinking.
(c) Magic tricks.
(d) Tales of Backbite's witty remarks.
4. What makes the situation at the end of Act 2, Scene 1 worse on Sir Peter?
(a) He has a prior engagement.
(b) He has promised to join Lady Teazle for her appointment.
(c) He likes arguing with his wife.
(d) He loves Lady Teazle.
5. Lady Sneerwell would like to be courted by whom of the following?
(a) Peter Teazle.
(b) Charles Surface.
(c) Joseph Surface.
(d) Uncle Crabtree.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" advise against?
2. What was it about Sir Peter that impressed Lady Teazle to the point that she agreed to marry him?
3. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?
4. What is Sheridan attacking, according to the Prologue?
5. Who usually writes the Prologue?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the gossiping group's misinformation concerning the confrontation at Joseph's house cleared up by Sir Peter?
2. How does Sir Oliver react outwardly and inwardly in relation to Charles' idea to hold a private auction for him to buy the family portraits?
3. What does Sheridan admonish the audience about in "A Portrait"?
4. How does Sir Peter feel about Charles in Act 1, Scene 2?
5. Why does Lady Teazle tell her husband about her affair with Joseph?
6. What are Sir Peter's opinions of Charles and Joseph?
7. What does Sir Peter tell Rowley about his troubles in Act 1, Scene 2?
8. Who does "A Portrait" honor and why?
9. What are Charles and his friends doing at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 3?
10. What is Sir Peter's side of the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?
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