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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 obtain rather than the beautiful, retiring woman he sought?
(a) Exactly what he sought.
(b) An absolute beast.
(c) A best friend.
(d) An angel.

2. Who arrives to hear Sir Peter's troubles with Lady Teazle in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Charles.
(c) Rowley.
(d) Joseph.

3. What does Maria do when she sees Lady Teazle heading toward her?
(a) She prepares to give her a hug.
(b) She runs away.
(c) She pulls out her pocketbook.
(d) She shrieks with delight.

4. What does Sir Peter think about Charles?
(a) That he is nothing but a dissipated, immoral drunkard.
(b) That he is disrespectful.
(c) That he is Joseph's nemesis.
(d) That he is the most upstanding of men.

5. Sir Peter would like for Maria to turn her attention away from Charles Surface, and toward which of the following?
(a) Snake.
(b) Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Joseph Surface.
(d) Sir Oliver.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "I leave my character behind me" as they leave the party in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. Why do Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley hatch a plan?

3. Which of the following represents Mr. Moses' heritage?

4. What does Sir Peter blame his wife's behavior upon?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 3, Scene 3, what are Charles, Careless, and friends of theirs who are sitting at the table doing when Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses enter?

2. In Act 2, Scene 1, what is at the center of the argument that is taking place between Lady Teazle and Sir Peter?

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

4. How does Lady Teazle counter Sir Peter's suggestion in relation to that which in his opinion, should render her contentment in her life with him?

5. What allusion does Garrick make in the Prologue, and why?

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

7. How does the play end happily for all of the deserving characters, and what identifies these characters as deserving?

8. In Act 3, Scene 1, how does the incessant arguing between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle continue to occur?

9. What drives Sir Peter away as the gossipers are in the midst of their gossiping session?

10. How does Sir Oliver respond to Charles's offer in Act 3, Scene 3, and why?

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