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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 does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?
(a) A preview of the next scene in the play.
(b) His gratitude for their attendance and support.
(c) A wink.
(d) One final complaint about his wife.

2. Who enters the gossipers' gathering at Lady Sneerwell's with Lady Teazle?
(a) Mrs. Candour.
(b) Snake.
(c) Sir Peter Teazle.
(d) Maria.

3. How is Sir Oliver able to impersonate Stanley?
(a) Because Stanley gives him permission.
(b) Because neither Charles nor Joseph has seen Stanley.
(c) He cannot impersonate Stanley.
(d) Because they look alike.

4. Toward whom does Lady Teazle shift the blame for her own desire to live the best life that money can buy?
(a) Sir Peter Teazle.
(b) Mrs. Candour.
(c) Lady Sneerwell.
(d) Joseph Surface.

5. To whom does Sir Peter attribute Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?
(a) Lady Sneerwell.
(b) Crabtree.
(c) Benjamin Backbite.
(d) Snake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lady Teazle believe that she deserves?

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

3. What does Sir Peter attempt to do when Lady Teazle enters near the end of Act 3, Scene 1?

4. Who arrives to hear Sir Peter's troubles with Lady Teazle in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. When Backbite and Crabtree enter, what does Crabtree regale the party with?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do Mr. Moses and Trip's business negotiations progress?

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

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

6. What does Rowley do to try to console Sir Peter with respect to his suspicion that Lady Teazle may be interested in Charles Surface?

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

8. What happens between Maria and Joseph in Act 2, Scene 2?

9. How does writer David Garrick deem the likelihood of success in relation to Sheridan's noble attempt to abolish scandal with the strokes of his pen?

10. At the end of Act 1, Scene 2, what does Rowley tell Sir Peter, and how does Sir Peter react?

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