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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 Act 1, Scene 2, who claims that Charles is an upright young man?
(a) Lady Teazle.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Sir Peter.

2. Maria considers Lady Teazle to be which of the following types during her meeting with Joseph at the gossipers' gathering?
(a) A best friend.
(b) An intruder.
(c) A shy wallflower.
(d) A co-hostess to Lady Sneerwell.

3. Why does Lady Sneerwell undertake her next project?
(a) She does not want Sir Oliver Surface to return to London.
(b) She is angry at him for ruining their last plan.
(c) She is jealous of Sir Peter and Lady Teazle's happiness.
(d) She wants Charles for herself because she knows him to be a very noble soul underneath his shell of decrepit morals and dissipation.

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

5. Who enters the gossipers' gathering at Lady Sneerwell's with Lady Teazle?
(a) Mrs. Candour.
(b) Sir Peter Teazle.
(c) Maria.
(d) Snake.

Short Answer 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?

2. Who moves off to speak to each other privately at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?

3. Who is Lady Sneerwell's next project going to be directed at?

4. According to the information in the prologue, in which way is the playwright approaching the issue of focus in the play?

5. Where has Sir Oliver been spending his time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who does Sir Peter blame for Charles Surface being a free-spending profligate?

4. In Act 3, Scene 1, what are some scenarios that contribute to the plan that Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley put together that will allow Sir Oliver to conduct his own investigation into the characters of his nephews, Charles and Joseph?

5. How does Sir Oliver feel about Charles in Act 4, Scene 2?

6. What insight does Sir Peter confide in Rowley about his troubled life with Lady Teazle?

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

8. What does Lady Teazle tell the audience during the Epilogue of the Play?

9. What does Sir Peter tell Rowley about his troubles in Act 1, Scene 2?

10. What is the purpose of a Prologue?

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