School for Scandal Test | 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

In The School for Scandal, which characters are static and which are dynamic? How is this demonstrated?

Essay Topic 2

In the prologue to the play, the statement is made that Sheridan is attempting an impossibility in abolishing participation in scandal through his writing. Write an essay to compare and contrast said statement with Sir Oliver's decision to conduct his own investigation of his nephew Charles rather than to listen to the findings of others. Does that action contribute to the addition of credence to or subtract it from said comment? Support your position by explaining whether and how the caliber of Sir Oliver's character helps to either edify or disprove the statement that is initially made about Sheridan.

Essay Topic 3

What role do Careless and Snake play in The School for Scandal?

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