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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 think about Joseph?
(a) That he is the most upstanding of men.
(b) That he is having an affair with Lady Teazle.
(c) That he is Charles's nemesis.
(d) That he is a dissipated drunk.

2. Why does Maria arrive in the middle of Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Charles.
(b) To tell Sir Peter about Lady Teazle cheating on him.
(c) To speak to Sir Peter about her engagement to Joseph.
(d) To ask Sir Peter's opinion about her crush on Sir Oliver.

3. In the prologue to the play, what is noted as not being necessary to bring into the world?
(a) More compassion.
(b) More population.
(c) More scandal.
(d) More misery.

4. According to the information included in the prologue, what is the rate of probability that the playwright will succeed in attempting to address the issue of focus in the play?
(a) Likely to achieve.
(b) Unlikely to achieve.
(c) Impossible to achieve.
(d) Highly likely to achieve.

5. Who admits to having his wild days in his youth at the end of Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Sir Peter.
(b) Rowley.
(c) Joseph.
(d) Sir Oliver.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the "Portrait" portion of a play written during this period supposed to give the audience prior to the beginning of a play presentation?

2. What does Sir Peter obtain rather than the beautiful, retiring woman he sought?

3. What does the subject turn to early in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. What does Sir Oliver asks Sir Peter about in Act 2, Scene 3?

5. What does Sir Peter think should make Lady Teazle happy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Charles respond to Sir Oliver's questioning in Act 3, Scene 3?

2. What happens with regard to Sir Oliver's opinion of Charles when Rowley walks in and reports that Charles has sent "Stanley" (Sir Oliver) 100 pounds to help him with his financial woes?

3. What does writer David Garrick state that Sheridan will attempt to do in relation to the subject matter in his Play?

4. What annoys Maria, ultimately forcing her to leave, in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. How does a question that Mr. Premium (Sir Oliver) asks during the auction evoke a declaration of reverence, deep respect and loyalty toward Sir Oliver from Charles?

6. 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?

7. In the Prologue, what does writer David Garrick announce that the subject of the Play will be?

8. In Act 4, Scene 1, how is Charles' impromptu private portrait auction for Sir Oliver (Mr. Premium) set up and conducted?

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

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

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