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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. Who arranges a tryst at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Maria and Joseph.
(b) Joseph and Lady Teazle.
(c) Maria and Charles.
(d) Sir Oliver and Lady Teazle.

2. Why does the plan hatched by Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley change slightly?
(a) Mr. Moses informs Sir Oliver that Charles has asked to borrow money from Mr. Premium.
(b) Stanley arrives.
(c) Sir Oliver changes his mind.
(d) Charles learns about the plan.

3. What is Lady Teazle wanting to buy?
(a) A gold locket.
(b) A French poodle.
(c) Silverware.
(d) Expensive new fashions.

4. What does Sir Peter ask Rowley not to tell his friend about?
(a) Nothing.
(b) His marital strife.
(c) His marriage.
(d) His feelings about Charles.

5. Which of the following is Sir Peter Teazle willing to do?
(a) Join Charles Surface at a local tavern.
(b) Allow Sir Oliver to find out that he is married and miserable.
(c) Join Lady Teazle on a visit to Lady Sneerwell's.
(d) Allow Maria to marry Charles Surface.

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 the playwright attempt to do with his writing of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays"?

3. How does Lady Teazle initially react to Sir Peter's attempt near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

4. Toward whom does Lady Teazle shift the blame for her own desire to live the best life that money can buy?

5. What is the topic of the conversation at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lady Sneerwell play a part in the argument between the Teazles coming to an end?

2. 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?

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

4. What do Joseph and Charles do when Sir Oliver first appears in Act 5, Scene 3?

5. Why does Rowley ask Sir Oliver not to mention marriage to Sir Peter?

6. What happens at the beginning of the party in Act 2, Scene 2?

7. What do Sir Oliver's feelings about Charles say about Sir Oliver?

8. Is there any other piece of advice that Sheridan offers the audience in the Portrait section of his Play?

9. What is it that Sir Oliver reasons that Charles could have done with the 100 pounds instead of having given it to "Stanley"?

10. How does Sir Oliver react outwardly and inwardly in relation to Charles' idea to hold a private auction for him to buy the family portraits?

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