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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who moves off to speak to each other privately at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?

2. Who does Lady Teazle blame for her greed?

3. Who says, "I leave my character behind me" as they leave the party in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What does Sir Peter Teazle offer the audience immediately prior to his departure from the stage?

5. What does Sir Oliver plan to do when he meets with Charles?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Act 5, Scene 2, what does the gathered party believe happened at Joseph's house?

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

4. 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?

5. What plans do Lady Sneerwell and Snake make in relation to the relationship between Charles and Maria?

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

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

8. What happens at Charles's house in Act 3, Scene 2?

9. What are Sir Peter's opinions of Charles and Joseph?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Looking back at Sheridan's play as a whole, and summing up how the lives of the characters who did not adhere to Sheridan's advice not to involve themselves in scandal, and not to judge others based solely on appearance, does it appear that those who followed his advice were "rewarded" in the end, and those who did not were "punished"? If you agree with the aforementioned, write an essay to support that. If you disagree, write an essay to support your position. Either way, support the position that you select with text, dialogue, and/or paraphrase from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the symbolism of Sheridan's use of naming characters to allude to their personalities.

Essay Topic 3

In Act 1, Scene 1, it becomes obvious that the characters in Sheridan's play have names that are symbolic of the roles that they play. Reviewing the names of the characters in the play, select two characters whom you believe best exemplify the aforementioned type of correlation. Compare and contrast how the two are alike, and how they differ, which contributes to one being more precisely named than the other.

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