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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. What does Sir Peter try to do in relation to Lady Teazle's arrival in Scene 1 of Act 3?
2. What does the subject turn to early in Act 2, Scene 3?
3. Who does Sir Peter make a final complaint about his wife to in Act 2, Scene 1?
4. With whom does Lady Teazle keep an appointment?
5. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Sir Peter want Maria to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sir Peter tell Joseph about his marriage and decisions in Act 4, Scene 3?
2. What happens at the beginning of the party in Act 2, Scene 2?
3. What is the significance of "A Portrait"?
4. What is Sir Oliver's original plan at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1, and why?
5. What does Sir Oliver ask Charles concerning Charles's request for a loan in Act 3, Scene 3?
6. In Act 3, Scene 1, what are some scenarios that contribute to the plan that Sir Oliver, Sir Peter, and Rowley put together that will allow Sir Oliver to conduct his own investigation into the characters of his nephews, Charles and Joseph?
7. In Act 3, Scene 1, how does the ongoing argument between Maria and Sir Peter become apparent in relation to Maria's desire to marry Charles?
8. What happens when Sir Peter tries to soften Lady Teazle's heart in Act 3, Scene 1?
9. What action by Charles is highlighted with respect to Sir Oliver's high regard for his nephew, Charles?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Screen scenes are prevalent in English literature, but the screen scene in The School for Scandal is highly praised. What distinguishes this from other screen scenes?
Essay Topic 2
How is Lady Teazle's reformation shown in The School for Scandal?
Essay Topic 3
Despite the fact that the gossipers are aware that they are ridiculed by those who do not circulate in gossip circles, the gossipers continue their gossip sessions on a regular basis. There is a sense of power that they feel that they gain by participating in the gossip sessions. Write an essay focusing on whether their power has real or imaginary value in the minds of the gossipers. Explain why, and support your position with text, dialogue and/or paraphrase from the play.
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