School for Scandal Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

One of the main themes in The School for Scandal is that appearances can be deceiving. Which characters demonstrate this theme, and how?

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

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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