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. What purpose does the interaction between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort serve as they discuss marriage?
(a) As a caricature of courtship.
(b) To demonstrate the honesty of the two characters.
(c) To conciliate their arrangement.
(d) To convey Congreve's opinion of Restoration courtship.

2. Why does Congreve say these critics should be the subject of onstage satire?
(a) Because critics should not be made fun of since they hold a lot of power with the public.
(b) Because this would inflate their sense of self-importance.
(c) Because they are not important enough to bother with.
(d) Because they would retaliate.

3. What does Mirabell, on the other hand, ask of Mrs. Millamant if they are married?
(a) To love him always.
(b) To never be as unfaithful as Mrs. Fainall.
(c) To not become a gossip.
(d) To plot with only her female friends.

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

5. Why does Lady Wishfort criticize her daughter, Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She is jealous of her love affairs.
(b) She believes the moral example she set should have been followed.
(c) Mrs. Marwood convinces her of Mrs. Fainall's chastity.
(d) Because she discovers she is an adulteress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Marwood mean when she tells Lady Wishfort she was entertained by what she heard?

2. When accused of adultery, what does Mrs. Fainall do?

3. Why is the theatrical device 'eavesdropping' used by Marwood comical?

4. Why did Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall choose Fainall as her husband?

5. Why does Mrs. Marwood urge Lady Wishfort to reconsider her desire to hear Fainall's proof of his wife's adultery?

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