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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Faukland's love?
(a) meaningful.
(b) unconditional.
(c) lackluster.
(d) self serving.

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

4. By bribing the sergeant at law, who is Sheridan also bribing?
(a) his enemies.
(b) his peers.
(c) the audience.
(d) his critics.

5. What does Jack claim his new desire is?
(a) To marry who ever his father chooses.
(b) die honorably in a war.
(c) go abroad.
(d) be a bachelor.

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

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

8. Who is she waiting for?
(a) Acres.
(b) Thomas.
(c) Sir Luicius O-Trigger.
(d) Fag.

9. What is an accomplishment for this play?
(a) the play ran for 5 years.
(b) The play ran for 5 months.
(c) It ran for 10 years.
(d) That is ran 10 nights.

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

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

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

13. What does Jack do as he exits the stage?
(a) Pushes Fag out of the way.
(b) Yells at Fag.
(c) Curses at his father.
(d) Slams his fist into his chest.

14. Where do the two servants meet?
(a) Bath.
(b) London.
(c) Ireland.
(d) the United States.

15. What tone is immediately set for the play?
(a) a somber tone.
(b) a humorous tone.
(c) a sad tone.
(d) a forelorn tone .

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has Thomas brought to Bath?

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

3. What is tangled?

4. What is an arranged proposal?

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

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