The Way of the World Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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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. Why is the theatrical device 'eavesdropping' used by Marwood comical?
(a) She wants revenge on Mirabell.
(b) She is intrigued by the plots going on.
(c) She is forced to listen to the other character's true opinions of her.
(d) She is self-important.

2. How does Mrs. Marwood attack Fainall when he angers her?
(a) By saying he has deceived her.
(b) By saying he told lies about her to Lady Wishfort.
(c) By saying he wrecked her reputation.
(d) By saying he stole from her.

3. What does the prologue do?
(a) Limits criticism of the play.
(b) Introduces Congreve and his play.
(c) Instructs the audience on how to react to the play.
(d) Challenges the audience to try something new.

4. What does Mirabell's plan consist of?
(a) Winning Mrs. Millamant's aunt's favor so she would give her blessing.
(b) Hiding his true feelings about Mrs. Fainall.
(c) Entering into a plot with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) Trying to make others believe that he wasn't interested in Mrs. Millamant.

5. What does Mrs. Marwood's letter to Lady Wishfort reveal?
(a) Sir Rowland is actually an errant knight.
(b) The contents of Sir Rowland's black box.
(c) The marriage contract is actually a fake.
(d) Sir Rowland is an imposter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Foible do when she enters Lady Wishfort's dressing room?

2. For what purpose are the cosmetics used in Act 3, Scene 1?

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

4. The prologue begins with a comparison of what?

5. What does the prologue permit Congreve to do to the audience?

(see the answer key)

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