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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. How do most people feel about the subject of the play?
(a) They are indifferent.
(b) They hate feeling responsible for others' pain.
(c) They are hurt by the gossip.
(d) They are eager to hear bad reports and gossip about people.

2. What are Rowley and Sir Oliver laughing about at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) They are not laughing.
(b) The fact that Sir Peter has married a shrew.
(c) The fact that Sir Oliver has returned to London.
(d) Lady Sneerwell's joke about Charles.

3. Why is the argument ended?
(a) Because they love each other.
(b) Sir Oliver intrudes.
(c) Joseph arrives.
(d) Lady Teazle has an appointment.

4. What are members of the audience for the play advised that appearances are capable of doing?
(a) Discouraging.
(b) Deceiving.
(c) Impressing.
(d) Overwhelming.

5. What is the audience advised not to do as a presentation of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays" is about to begin?
(a) Smoke in the playhouse.
(b) Applaud between scenes.
(c) Share the storyline with anyone who has not seen the play.
(d) Create or listen to tales of scandal about others.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is it that Sir Oliver does not trust his nephew Joseph completely?

2. What does Sir Oliver asks Sir Peter about in Act 2, Scene 3?

3. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle willing to do?

4. Who technically ends the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. What is Sir Oliver doing when he enters the stage with Rowley?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 3, Scene 1, how does the ongoing argument between Maria and Sir Peter become apparent in relation to Maria's desire to marry Charles?

2. How does Lady Sneerwell clarify to Snake who her real love interest is Charles Surface, and not his brother, Joseph?

3. What are Sir Peter's opinions of Charles and Joseph?

4. How is the gossiping group's misinformation concerning the confrontation at Joseph's house cleared up by Sir Peter?

5. 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?

6. Why is Lady Teazle upset over Joseph's conversation with Maria?

7. Is there any other piece of advice that Sheridan offers the audience in the Portrait section of his Play?

8. What does David Garrick say about The School for Scandal in the Prologue?

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

10. What do Sir Oliver's feelings about Charles say about Sir Oliver?

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