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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sir Absolute fail to mention?
(a) That he wishes Jack was not his son.
(b) That the heiress is Lydia .
(c) That he wishes he could be young again.
(d) That he is in love with Mrs Malaprop.

2. Who does Captain Absolute give money to?
(a) Julia.
(b) Mr. Faulkland.
(c) Lucy, Lydia's lady's maid.
(d) Beverly.

3. What does Sir Absolute have for Jack?
(a) a solution.
(b) anger.
(c) a proposition.
(d) a question.

4. What does connive mean?
(a) To gather.
(b) To con.
(c) To change.
(d) To concentrate.

5. Why is Mr Faulkland so sad?
(a) He misses his freind Jack.
(b) He is sad to hear that Julia is happy.
(c) He misses Julia.
(d) He thinks Julia is not doing well.

6. What is Lucy receiving bribes for doing?
(a) Keeping secrets .
(b) Having an affair with Jack.
(c) Creating stories about the people around her.
(d) Plotting Lydia/Beverly elopement and delivering messages from Beverly to Lydia.

7. Who stands in the way of the lovers?
(a) Jack.
(b) Jack's father.
(c) Lydia's aunt.
(d) Julia.

8. How does the lawyer get the sergeant at law to accept the paper?
(a) He invites the sergeant at law to dinner.
(b) He offers to marry his daughter.
(c) He slips money to the sergeant at law.
(d) He promises to invest in the sergeant at law's business.

9. What does the sergeant at law claim when he is given this item?
(a) He would like another peice of chocolate.
(b) He would like to quit his job.
(c) He wishes for more money .
(d) That he cannot see the paper.

10. Who intervened in Lydia's affairs with Beverly?
(a) Jack.
(b) Mrs. Malaprop.
(c) Her Unlce.
(d) Lucy.

11. How does the play begin?
(a) With two lovers quarreling .
(b) In Bath on a sunny afternoon.
(c) At a party in London .
(d) With an attorney bribing a sergeant at law.

12. Who is courting Julia?
(a) Sir Lucius.
(b) Mr. Faulkland.
(c) Jack .
(d) Acres.

13. Why is Julia happy?
(a) She is very self sufficient.
(b) Because she trusts Faulkland is true to her.
(c) She is in love with another person.
(d) She is deeply in love.

14. What was occurring in English culture and literature as Sheridan wrote the play?
(a) The Black Plague totally killed the evolution of culture.
(b) The fashions and styles.
(c) A new styles or wiriting plays.
(d) When Sheridan wrote THE RIVALS, there was great debate about what type of drama should fill the English stage.

15. What must Julia frequently do?
(a) Listen to the advice of others.
(b) Go into town.
(c) Touch up her makeup.
(d) Assure Faulkland of her love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Julia cry?

2. What does Faulkland promise himself?

3. Does Sheridan believe all plays should have a moral point of view?

4. What does Sir Anthony blame Lydia's attitude on?

5. Why is Sir Absolute in Bath?

(see the answer keys)

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