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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mr. Moses point out in Act 4, Scene 2?
2. Where does Joseph hide Lady Teazle?
3. How does Sir Oliver feel after the auction?
4. What does Sir Oliver realize Charles could do with 100 pounds?
5. How much does Charles offer to sell the remainder of his family portraits for?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act 1, Scene 1, it becomes obvious that the characters in Sheridan's play have names that are symbolic of the roles that they play. Reviewing the names of the characters in the play, select two characters whom you believe best exemplify the aforementioned type of correlation. Compare and contrast how the two are alike, and how they differ, which contributes to one being more precisely named than the other.
Essay Topic 2
It can be said that refraining from gossip and scandal is a virtue. Examine the fact that Sir Oliver's refusal to listen to others' assessments about his nephew, Charles' character, results in his ability to determine which of his nephews is more worthy of the bequeathing of his estate. Write an essay detailing how Sheridan, through the character of Sir Oliver is able to infer the message that refraining from scandal and gossip has its rewards. Also, explain whether Sheridan's subtle message is likely to reach and teach members of the audience.
Essay Topic 3
"The School for Scandal and Other Plays": Does the play's title imply that members of audiences who have attend a presentation of Sheridan's play have, through the years, been actually attending a "School for Scandal" rather than the presentation of a play? Support your position with dialogue, text, or paraphrase from Sheridan's work.
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