The Way of the World Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 5, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the second kind of fool blessed by?
(a) Upbringing.
(b) How their lives evolve over time.
(c) Religious beliefs.
(d) Fortune.

2. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Calm her mother.
(b) Help her defeat her husband.
(c) Vouch for her morals.
(d) Catch her husband cheating on her.

3. What are the tastes of poets determined by?
(a) Religious beliefs.
(b) How their lives evolve over time.
(c) Fortune.
(d) Upbringing.

4. What does Mirabell suggest that Mrs. Fainall do if she no longer loves her husband?
(a) Kill him.
(b) Ignore him.
(c) Divorce him.
(d) Maintain a status quo with him.

5. How do we know Lady Wishfort has not read the entire letter?
(a) She doesn't realize her daughter Mrs. Fainall plotted against her.
(b) Because since Mrs. Fainall insists Mincing help her refute adultery charges when the trial begins.
(c) Because Mirabell gets Waitwell out of jail without Lady Wishfort's knowledge.
(d) Because Foible reveals secrets about Mrs. Marwood to Mrs. Fainall, and Lady Wishfort is unaware of this problem.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the scene where Mrs. Marwood is left in the closet reveal about her?

2. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?

3. Are the tastes of poets random?

4. Why does Congreve choose this symbol of cosmetics?

5. What purpose does the interaction between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort serve as they discuss marriage?

(see the answer key)

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