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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does he call the audience?
(a) The court of public opinion.
(b) People ready to be fooled.
(c) His best friends.
(d) A bunch of idiots.

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

3. What does Mrs. Malaprop's note confuse?
(a) induction with seduction.
(b) critiques and compliments .
(c) longing and loathing.
(d) love with lust.

4. What does Lucius think Lydia is?
(a) a misguided youth.
(b) A loose woman.
(c) A mistress of language.
(d) an old soul.

5. Why does Lucy feel guilty?
(a) she loves Fag.
(b) She does not wish to misguide Lydia.
(c) about her duplicity.
(d) She hopes to make a better life for herself.

6. Who has Lydia lost?
(a) her mother.
(b) Aunt Malaprop.
(c) her dog.
(d) Ensign Beverly.

7. What is an empire?
(a) Who Jack is fighting for in the war.
(b) Sir Anthony's estate's name.
(c) The name of his dog .
(d) A large kingdom.

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

9. Who scolds Lucy on passing notes?
(a) Fag.
(b) Ledia.
(c) Thomas.
(d) Jack.

10. Does Fag inform Jack about his intended?
(a) Yes because he wishes to be rewarded by Jack.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) No because his master has made him angry.

11. What will Lydia lose if she marries Beverly?
(a) Her mind.
(b) Her sassiness.
(c) Her independence.
(d) Her inheritance.

12. What play is this for Richard Sheridan?
(a) He is not the author of this book .
(b) His first.
(c) His second.
(d) His tenth.

13. Where is Fag headed at the end of the scene?
(a) to gamble and drink.
(b) He goes to tell his master who is "rival" is.
(c) to see his lover.
(d) To see Faulkland.

14. Finish the quote: "Our suit and ....
(a) trial are over."
(b) pants look nice."
(c) too tight for me to wear."
(d) are too small."

15. What does Sheridan invite the audience to do?
(a) laugh.
(b) confuse their morals.
(c) question their states of mind.
(d) create a time of enjoyment.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has Thomas brought to Bath?

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

3. What does Julia fall in love with?

4. Who exists the stage first?

5. Who does Captain Absolute give money to?

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