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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 was Lady Teazle's economic status while she was growing up?

2. Who enters the gossipers' gathering at Lady Sneerwell's with Lady Teazle?

3. Whom does Sir Peter tell about his problems with Lady Teazle?

4. While a gossipers' gathering is underway at the home of Lady Sneerwell, Maria and which of the following would-be suitors slip away for a private conversation?

5. Whose words are used in the prologue to the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the discussion between Joseph and "Stanley" regarding any money that Joseph may have available to give to Stanley become elongated?

2. How does Sir Oliver feel about Charles at the end of Act 4, Scene 1, and why?

3. What does Sheridan say about appearances in "A Portrait"?

4. Describe Charles and Joseph's conversation in Act 4, Scene 3.

5. How does Sir Oliver feel about Charles in Act 4, Scene 2?

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

7. Does Charles' stand-off in refusing to sell Sir Oliver's portrait to "Mr. Premium" , serve to adjust Sir Oliver's opinion about Charles in a positive way?

8. What does Rowley report in Act 4, Scene 2, and how does Sir Oliver react?

9. What is the story that is revealed in relation to Sir Peter's estrangement from Charles Surface?

10. How is the gossiping group's misinformation concerning the confrontation at Joseph's house cleared up by Sir Peter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the symbolism of Sheridan's use of naming characters to allude to their personalities.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the play, as Snake discloses information and clarification that provides relief for some of the otherwise confused and miserable characters, is he demonstrative of having reformed his ways from his days of plotting and carrying out character assassinations with Lady Sneerwell? Are there other factors that contributed to his willingness to confess about some of his misdeeds that caused his victims pain and misery? Support your position with dialogue, text, and/or paraphrase from the play.

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