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. In essence, what does Trip offer Mr. Moses?

2. What is the setting of Act 3, Scene 2?

3. What does Sir Oliver see beneath Charles's exterior?

4. Who tells Sir Peter about the affair between Joseph and Lady Teazle?

5. Who forces Sir Oliver and his companion to wait in Act 3, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the play's end, can it be said that Sheridan has been successful in tackling the problem of gossip and scandal via his pen? Support your position with dialogue, text, and/or paraphrase from the play.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

How is the theme of gossip condemned in The School for Scandal?

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