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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 genre of writing is The School for Scandal?
(a) A play.
(b) A novel.
(c) A tragedy.
(d) A poem.

2. What does the playwright attempt to do with his writing of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays"?
(a) Entertain the masses.
(b) Get scandal under control.
(c) Encourage people to tolerate each other more.
(d) Attain wealth.

3. 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.

4. What does Sir Peter obtain rather than the beautiful, retiring woman he sought?
(a) A best friend.
(b) Exactly what he sought.
(c) An absolute beast.
(d) An angel.

5. What is Maria eager to talk to Sir Peter about in Scene 1 of Act 3?
(a) About moving to Wales.
(b) About a loan.
(c) About her engagement to Charles.
(d) About what she heard at Lady Sneerwell's gossip gathering.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the speaker feel about the subject of the play?

2. On what subject matter does Sir Peter contradict every word that has been spoken by Rowley?

3. What does Sir Peter's wife demand?

4. Why does Sir Peter think Lady Teazle should be happy with anything he gives her?

5. According to Sir Oliver, who would be the best person to judge his nephew, Charles Surface's character?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Moses point out in Act 4, Scene 2?

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

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

4. How does Sir Oliver feel about Charles at the end of Act 4, Scene 1, and why?

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

6. In Act 4, Scene 2, how does Sir Oliver steadfastly defend his nephew, Charles' reputation?

7. What happens when Sir Peter tries to soften Lady Teazle's heart in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

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

10. How does Sir Oliver feel about Charles in Act 4, Scene 2?

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