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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. 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 scandal.
(d) More misery.

2. Why do Lady Teazle and Sir Peter begin arguing at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Joseph interrupts and tells Sir Peter about Lady Teazle's affair.
(b) Lady Teazle and Sir Peter do not argue at the end of Act 3, Scene 1.
(c) They are unable to reach any common ground.
(d) They hate each other.

3. What does Sir Oliver asks Sir Peter about in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) His marriage.
(b) His job.
(c) The Surface brothers.
(d) Lady Sneerwell.

4. What was it about Sir Peter that impressed Lady Teazle to the point that she agreed to marry him?
(a) His honesty.
(b) His personality.
(c) His money.
(d) His intelligence.

5. Act 2, Scene 1 illustrates that no matter what a man does to find a good wife, which of the following may occur?
(a) The wife whom he finds may turn out bad anyway.
(b) He may find that there are not any prospects suitable enough to marry.
(c) The wife whom he finds may turn out better than he ever expected.
(d) He may just find the type of woman he seeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Sir Oliver, who would be the best person to judge his nephew, Charles Surface's character?

2. Who speaks in "A Portrait"?

3. Who is David Garrick?

4. Who is shocked by the gossip and slander at the party?

5. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Charles and his friends doing at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 3?

2. What are Lady Sneerwell and Snake discussing at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?

3. What plans do Lady Sneerwell and Snake make in relation to the relationship between Charles and Maria?

4. At the end of Act 1, Scene 2, what does Rowley tell Sir Peter, and how does Sir Peter react?

5. What does Garrick say about Sheridan's efforts in the Prologue?

6. How does the Epilogue demonstrate Lady Teazle's reformation?

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

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

9. What was the purpose for Sheridan having included a Prologue portion in his Play?

10. What do Joseph and Lady Teazle discuss at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 3?

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