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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. Maria considers Lady Teazle to be which of the following types during her meeting with Joseph at the gossipers' gathering?
(a) An intruder.
(b) A shy wallflower.
(c) A best friend.
(d) A co-hostess to Lady Sneerwell.

2. What do Lady Teazle and Joseph Surface share?
(a) An interest in Mozart's musical compositions.
(b) A joke about Mrs. Candour.
(c) A strong dislike for Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Plans to spend some time together.

3. During which of the following periods is the portrait portion of the play known to be typically included in its theatrical presentation?
(a) Early 17th Century
(b) Late 17th Century.
(c) Early 19th Century.
(d) Late 18th Century.

4. What does the speaker of "A Portrait" say about appearances?
(a) Appearances are unimportant in all circumstances.
(b) Appearances are not all that they seem.
(c) Appearances are very important.
(d) Nothing.

5. What is the benefit of looking beneath the surface, according to the speaker of "A Portrait"?
(a) One should never look beneath the surface.
(b) One can find the true worth of people.
(c) One may find gold.
(d) One may find their watch.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the man who has requested financial help from Charles Surface and Joseph Surface?

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

3. What is the audience advised not to do as a presentation of "The School for Scandal and Other Plays" is about to begin?

4. Who admits to being proud of possessing subtle, yet effective character assassinating abilities?

5. The portrait portion of the play is synonymous with which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lady Teazle counter Sir Peter's suggestion in relation to that which in his opinion, should render her contentment in her life with him?

2. Describe the conversation between Sir Peter and Maria in Act 3, Scene 1.

3. In Act 3, Scene 1, what are some scenarios that contribute to the plan that Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley put together that will allow Sir Oliver to conduct his own investigation into the characters of his nephews, Charles and Joseph?

4. How does Sir Peter try to convince Lady Teazle that she she should be happy?

5. What does Sir Oliver want to know about the status of Charles' moneymaking resources?

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

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

8. 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?

9. In Act 1, Scene 1, what are Lady Sneerwell and Snake celebrating in relation to their attempts to assassinate the characters of others?

10. What are Rowley and Sir Oliver talking about in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?

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