The Way of the World Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Epilogue.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?
(a) She becomes frustrated with Witwoud and Petulant.
(b) She dislikes them.
(c) She believes that Mirabell is coming.
(d) She needs to get dressed for dinner.

3. Where are Mrs. Fainall and Mrs. Marwood as Act 2, Scene 1 opens?
(a) In Lady Wishfort's house
(b) In the country.
(c) At Mrs. Fainall's house.
(d) In St. James Park.

4. Why is eavesdropping so successful in Act 3, Scene 1?
(a) Because the characters needs to tell the audience what is going to happen next.
(b) Because the scene is necessary to add more intrigue to the play.
(c) Because Mrs. Marwood needs to be told off.
(d) Because the characters stand around and talk about their plans.

5. What does the item that Waitwell brings into the room in the last scene contain?
(a) A marriage certificate between Waitwell and Foible.
(b) Proof of Mrs. Marwood's lies.
(c) Sir Rowland's documents of identity.
(d) A document from Mrs. Fainall placing her fortune in Mirabell's trust before her marriage to Fainall.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Mrs. Fainall's husband cold to her?

2. What does the dramatic device of naming characters that are symbolic of their personality traits allow the playwright Congreve to do?

3. What reason does Fainall give for Mirabell's deception being revealed?

4. What problem must Lady Wishfort solve instead of attending Sir Rowland at the end of Act 4, Scene 1?

5. Why does Lady Wishfort claim she cannot turn over her fortune to Fainall?

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