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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. How do Sir Peter and Sir Oliver greet each other in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Warmly.
(b) Indifferently.
(c) Coldy.
(d) They do not greet one another.

2. How is Sir Oliver able to impersonate Stanley?
(a) Because Stanley gives him permission.
(b) He cannot impersonate Stanley.
(c) Because they look alike.
(d) Because neither Charles nor Joseph has seen Stanley.

3. How do people's reactions to the subject of the play affect the subject itself?
(a) It does not affect the subject at all.
(b) It makes it impossible to root out.
(c) It makes it easier to get rid of.
(d) People have no reactions to this subject.

4. What type of disguise will Sir Oliver use when he meets with his nephew, Charles?
(a) That of a moneylender.
(b) That of a blacksmith.
(c) That of a clergyman.
(d) That of a ship's captain.

5. Who receives a few lines of a letter to use in the assassination of someone's reputation?
(a) Mrs. Candour.
(b) Benjamin Backbite.
(c) Maria.
(d) Miss Clackitt.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who technically ends the argument in Act 2, Scene 1?

2. Who wants nothing to do with the gossiping and character destruction that goes on in some circles?

3. The next character assassination project will involve which of the following activities?

4. What does Sir Peter blame his wife's behavior upon?

5. Rather than listen to others' stories, what does Sir Oliver want to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens at Charles's house in Act 3, Scene 2?

4. In Act 2, Scene 3, how does it become evident that Rowley has betrayed Sir Peter with regard to news about his marriage to a young shrew?

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

6. Describe Charles and Joseph's conversation in Act 4, Scene 3.

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

8. What is the reason that Lady Teazle interrupt the conversation between Joseph and Maria?

9. Does Charles' stand-off in refusing to sell Sir Oliver's portrait to "Mr. Premium" , serve to adjust Sir Oliver's opinion about Charles in a positive way?

10. Why is Act 4, Scene 1 set in the portrait room?

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