School for Scandal Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Joseph do as Sir Peter and Rowley enter the room in Act 5, Scene 1?

2. How much does Charles offer to sell the remainder of his family portraits for?

3. As Act 5, Scene 2 opens, what are Mrs. Candour, Lady Sneerwell, Backbite, and Crabtree in the midst of doing?

4. What does Trip appear to be learning from Charles Surface?

5. What type of mood is Joseph in, as his uninvited guest arrives at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Looking back at Sheridan's play as a whole, and summing up how the lives of the characters who did not adhere to Sheridan's advice not to involve themselves in scandal, and not to judge others based solely on appearance, does it appear that those who followed his advice were "rewarded" in the end, and those who did not were "punished"? If you agree with the aforementioned, write an essay to support that. If you disagree, write an essay to support your position. Either way, support the position that you select with text, dialogue, and/or paraphrase from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Taking all of the characters in Sheridan's play into account, and all the deeds carried out by all of them in relation to refraining from participating in gossip and scandal, explain whether Sir Peter exemplifies a character who has followed Sheridan's advice not to engage in gossip; or does he exemplify a character who does not follow Sheridan's advice. Support your position with text, dialogue, and/or paraphrase from the play.

Essay Topic 3

Why is the auction scene so important to The School for Scandal?

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