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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 usually penned prologues at the time that the play, "School for Scandal and Other Plays" was written?
(a) The writer.
(b) The local theatre critic.
(c) The script supervisor.
(d) The playwright.

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

3. Based on information presented in the portrait portion of the play, which of the following best exemplifies its chief aim?
(a) Public forum for public concerns.
(b) Curbing scandals.
(c) Promoting volunteerism.
(d) Pure entertainment.

4. Why is the speaker of "A Portrait" important?
(a) He is the author of the play.
(b) He is the protagonist.
(c) He is famous.
(d) She is the antagonist.

5. According to Mr. Moses, whom has Charles Surface asked for a loan?
(a) Benjamin Backbite.
(b) Sir Peter.
(c) Mr. Premium.
(d) Rowley.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whom is the playwright honoring via the portrait portion of the play?

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

4. Who receives a few lines of a letter to use in the assassination of someone's reputation?

5. Who is Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens while Sir Oliver and Mr. Moses are forced to wait?

2. In Act 1, Scene 2, how does Sir Peter Teazle's life change for the worse, six months after having married a young woman?

3. In Act 4, Scene 1, what does Charles ask Rowley to do?

4. How does Charles respond to Sir Oliver's questioning in Act 3, Scene 3?

5. Who does Sir Peter blame for Charles Surface being a free-spending profligate?

6. In Act 4, Scene 3, what are the reasons that Lady Teazle states that have placed her at odds with her husband, Sir Peter?

7. What is the purpose of a Prologue?

8. 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?

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

10. What drives Sir Peter away as the gossipers are in the midst of their gossiping session?

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