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

2. Whose long-winded gossiping annoys Maria?
(a) Snake.
(b) Mrs. Candour.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Mr. Benjamin Backbite.

3. Who is John Crewe?
(a) Father of Jacob Crewe.
(b) Schoolmaster.
(c) Husband of Frances Anne Crewe.
(d) Grandson of Herbert W. Crewe.

4. Who technically ends the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Lady Teazle.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Charles.

5. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?
(a) Joseph.
(b) Maria.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Sir Peter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is pleased to hear of Snake's employment in this matter?

2. Why do Lady Teazle and Sir Peter begin arguing at the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

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

4. Who does Rowley believe Lady Teazle has her eye on?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Sir Peter Teazle miserable in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. How does Maria describe Benjamin Backbite's harassing attempts to court her?

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

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

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

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

7. How does Rowley console Sir Peter's concerns about his ward, Maria's desire to marry Charles Surface?

8. What happens when Sir Peter tries to soften Lady Teazle's heart in Act 3, Scene 1?

9. What does Sir Peter tell Joseph about his marriage and decisions in Act 4, Scene 3?

10. How does Sir Oliver tease Sir Peter at the end of Act 5, Scene 2, and how does Sir Peter react?

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