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. Why does Lady Teazle wish Sir Peter would allow Maria to marry Charles?

2. Who admits to having been paid by Sir Oliver to forge some letters?

3. How does Sir Oliver feel about Charles refusing to sell a particular portrait?

4. Why does Sir Peter decide to hide in Act 4, Scene 3?

5. What is Sir Oliver able to find in Charles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

At the beginning of Sheridan's play, the audience is advised that appearances can be misleading, and that it is always best to look beneath to find the true worth of a person. Write an essay discussing whether those two pieces of advice manifest themselves in the relationship between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle. Detail the players, the action, and the initial rapport between the Teazles, as well as the outcome. Explain whether and how the Teazles' relationship and the aforementioned advice can be or should not be deemed analogous. Support your position with text, dialogue, and paraphrase from the play.

Essay Topic 3

What role do Careless and Snake play in The School for Scandal?

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