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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. Rather than listen to others' stories, what does Sir Oliver want to do?
(a) Hear what Sir Peter says.
(b) Judge Charles for himself.
(c) Listen to others' stories.
(d) Listen to Rowley.

2. When Sir Peter leaves the gossipers' gathering at the home of Lady Sneerwell, what does he claim to have left behind?
(a) His pocket watch.
(b) His character.
(c) His spectacles.
(d) His amusement.

3. Why does Sir Oliver decide to impersonate Stanley?
(a) To see how his nephews will treat him.
(b) He does not decide to impersonate Stanley.
(c) Because he wants to be like Stanley.
(d) Because Stanley asks him to.

4. What is Maria eager to talk to Sir Peter about in Scene 1 of Act 3?
(a) About what she heard at Lady Sneerwell's gossip gathering.
(b) About moving to Wales.
(c) About a loan.
(d) About her engagement to Charles.

5. What are two activities that Charles Surface is notorious for engaging in?
(a) Devoting time to church and charity.
(b) Being drunk and throwing away his money.
(c) Gossiping and destroying reputations.
(d) Reading and debating.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle not willing to do?

2. How do Sir Peter and Sir Oliver greet each other in Act 2, Scene 3?

3. What is Maria worrying about as she enters in the middle of Act 1, Scene 1?

4. Why is the speaker of "A Portrait" important?

5. Whom does Sir Peter tell about his problems with Lady Teazle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens while Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses are forced to wait?

2. In Act 4, Scene 3, what are the reasons that Lady Teazle states that have placed her at odds with her husband, Sir Peter?

3. What is Sir Oliver's original plan at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1, and why?

4. Why does Lady Teazle tell her husband about her affair with Joseph?

5. What are Rowley and Sir Oliver talking about in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?

6. What does Mr. Moses point out in Act 4, Scene 2?

7. What happens between Maria and Joseph in Act 2, Scene 2?

8. 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?

9. What is the significance of "A Portrait"?

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

(see the answer keys)

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