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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. Where has Sir Oliver been spending his time?
(a) In India.
(b) In China.
(c) In Wales.
(d) In Scotland.

2. Why does Maria leave at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) She has an appointment.
(b) She cannot take hearing people discuss her love in such unflattering terms.
(c) She does not leave.
(d) She does not feel well.

3. According to Sir Oliver, who would be the best person to judge his nephew, Charles Surface's character?
(a) His clergyman.
(b) Sir Oliver himself.
(c) Crabtree.
(d) His schoolmaster.

4. 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 misery.
(d) More scandal.

5. Sir Peter believes that his wife, Lady Teazle, has set her eyes on which of the following?
(a) Snake.
(b) Joseph Surface.
(c) Charles Surface.
(d) Benjamin Backbite.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following messages is meant to be relayed with subtlety to the honored individual during the portrait portion of the plays?

3. Which of the following terms best describes the marriage of Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle?

4. What does Sir Peter attempt to do when Lady Teazle enters near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

5. How long have Sir Peter Teazle and Lady Teazle been married?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the discussion between Joseph and "Stanley" regarding any money that Joseph may have available to give to Stanley become elongated?

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

3. What is Sir Peter's side of the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?

4. What is Lady Sneerwell's next project going to be, and why?

5. What does Playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan admonish the audience members from doing in the Portrait section of his Play?

6. What are the probable reasons that Mr. Moses is not willing to lend Trip some money?

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

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

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

10. How does Sir Oliver's plan change, and why?

(see the answer keys)

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