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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. To whom does Sir Peter attribute much of Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?
(a) Maria.
(b) Lady Sneerwell.
(c) Crabtree.
(d) Rowley.

2. What does Joseph want Lady Teazle to do in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Leave her husband for him.
(b) Leave him alone to talk to Maria.
(c) Convince Maria to turn her affections to him from Charles.
(d) Come to his house so that they can spend some time alone together.

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

4. Why is the argument ended?
(a) Sir Oliver intrudes.
(b) Because they love each other.
(c) Lady Teazle has an appointment.
(d) Joseph arrives.

5. Why is it that Sir Oliver does not trust his nephew Joseph completely?
(a) Because his schoolmaster caught him cheating on an exam.
(b) Because he took a pocket watch from him (Sir Oliver) when he was ten (10).
(c) Because he does not have any enemies.
(d) Because he has lied to him (Sir Oliver) in the past.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lady Teazle feel that she deserves?

2. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" say about appearances?

3. What does Sir Peter try to do in relation to Lady Teazle's arrival in Scene 1 of Act 3?

4. When Sir Peter leaves the gossipers' gathering at the home of Lady Sneerwell, what does he claim to have left behind?

5. Who is David Garrick?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mr. Moses, the Jewish money lender portrayed as a "friendly Israelite"?

2. How is the gossiping group's misinformation concerning the confrontation at Joseph's house cleared up by Sir Peter?

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

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

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

8. How does Rowley console Sir Peter's concerns about his ward, Maria's desire to marry Charles Surface?

9. What ends the argument between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle in Act 2, Scene 1?

10. What is the pressing subject that compels Sir Peter to head over to Joseph's house to discuss with Joseph?

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