The Way of the World Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 4, Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Another dramatic device is used in the final lines of Act 1, Scene 1 when Mirabell hints at a scheme involving Wishfort's maid. This device is known as:
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Omnipresence.
(c) Climax.
(d) Denouement.

2. Why does Congreve choose this symbol of cosmetics?
(a) He felt it served no purpose in life.
(b) He believed that make-up is immoral.
(c) He wanted to show how people change themselves because of vanity.
(d) He wanted to acknowledge how beautiful it made women.

3. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.
(b) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.
(c) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
(d) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.

4. By firing back at the audience, what does Congreve do?
(a) He pretends to admire them while he really hates them.
(b) He lectures them about their lack of artistic understanding.
(c) He defends his decision to add some unusual and new elements to the play.
(d) He infuriates the audience.

5. As Lady Wishfort steps out of the dining room to read a letter, what does Waitwell claim to Foible?
(a) He thinks Lady Wishfort is obsessed with sex.
(b) He knows he is in over his head.
(c) He is rather tired of this pretense.
(d) He would rather be a chairman than Wishfort's husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. What news does the footman bring Mirabell at the chocolate house?

2. Why does Congreve tell the audience that they will not be offended to any reference to fools in the play?

3. What does Mrs. Marwood do to stop the argument between Petulant and Sir Wilfull in Act 3, Scene 3?

4. Foible tell Lady Wishfort all but one of the following. Which statement is incorrect?

5. What did Lady Wishfort say or do that offended Mirabell?

(see the answer key)

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