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. To whom does Sir Peter attribute much of Lady Teazle's shrewish behavior?

2. Whose arrival is announced to Sir Peter?

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

4. Who does Sir Peter make a final complaint about his wife to in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. What qualifies the individual to be honored in the portrait portion of the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the play end happily for all of the deserving characters, and what identifies these characters as deserving?

2. Is there any other piece of advice that Sheridan offers the audience in the Portrait section of his Play?

3. What do Joseph and Charles do when Sir Oliver first appears in Act 5, Scene 3?

4. Who does "A Portrait" honor and why?

5. Despite his effort, how does Sir Peter miss the opportunity to eavesdrop on his wife's actual love interest?

6. What is the significance of "A Portrait"?

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

8. How does it become evident that Charles' butler, Trip has an ulterior motive in making the two money lenders wait for Charles?

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

10. How is Sir Oliver's identity crisis resolved altogether?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During the period that "The School for Scandal and Other Plays" was written, Jewish characters were stereotyped in roles relating to money, as exemplified by Mr. Moses, the moneylender in Sheridan's play. Canvassing all the other characters in the play, aside from the aforementioned Jewish character stereotyping, does any other type of stereotyping occur with any other character? Write an essay focusing on any other type of stereotyping that you may have observed upon reading Sheridan's play; and support your position with dialogue, text, and/or paraphrase from the play.

Essay Topic 2

Does calling Sir Peter out from hiding in the closet help edify the statements made throughout the play by those claiming that Charles is an upright and honest man? Support your position with text, dialogue, and/or paraphrase from the play.

Essay Topic 3

How does The School for Scandal demonstrate the fickleness of education?

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