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 Topic 1
In the early part of Sheridan's play, Lady Teazle is fighting with her husband, Sir Peter, declaring that she deserves "everything that any woman has and more". At the end of the play, she appears to have gained "everything that any woman has and more". Write an essay focusing on your response to the following question: Is the "more" that she refers to a tangible or intangible object? Support your position with dialogue, text, and/or paraphrase from the play.
Essay Topic 2
Examine Sheridan's many uses of satire in The School for Scandal. How does this tone affect the reading of the play? How might the tone translate differently when being performed?
Essay Topic 3
How is Lady Teazle's reformation shown in The School for Scandal?
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