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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does Sheridan believe all plays should have a moral point of view?
(a) No.
(b) Yes because it is the only way to see the errors of our ways.
(c) Yes.
(d) Sometimes, depending on the subject matter.

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

3. Who is Sir Absolute's son?
(a) Captain Jack.
(b) Captain Jefferson.
(c) Captain Jacob.
(d) Captain John.

4. What will happen if Jack refuses?
(a) His father will love him unconditionally.
(b) Jack will have no options for a wife.
(c) He will be disinherited by his father.
(d) Jack will be abandoned.

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

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

7. What does Sir Anthony blame Lydia's attitude on?
(a) gossip rags.
(b) poetry books.
(c) the group of freinds she is with.
(d) her romance novels.

8. What is Captain Absolute's disguise?
(a) an old man.
(b) a poor enlisted soldier.
(c) an old maid.
(d) a woman.

9. What is being judged?
(a) London.
(b) Sheridan's play.
(c) The town of Bath.
(d) the actions of the characters.

10. What does Jack decide to do?
(a) Agree to marry Julia .
(b) Go along with the arrangement and pretend not to know Lydia.
(c) Remain a bachelor.
(d) Refuse to marry Lydia.

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

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

13. Who exists the stage first?
(a) they exits together.
(b) the sergeant .
(c) no one exits.
(d) the lawyer.

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

15. How did Julia's relationship with Faulkland begin?
(a) Julia's father promised Faulkland her hand.
(b) Julia met Faulkland on the street.
(c) Faulkland fell in love with Julia from afar.
(d) Julia was introduced to him by Jack.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Julia discuss in the second part of the prologue?

2. What other word does Mrs. Malaprop's note confuse?

3. Where does Act II begin?

4. What does Acres confide in Jack?

5. Where do the two servants meet?

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