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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mirabell believe the scheme to deceive Lady Wishfort is necessary?
(a) So that she leaves her fortune to Mrs. Millamant.
(b) So she will not interfere with their marriage.
(c) So that she will give Mrs. Millamant her money.
(d) So that she will divide her estate.

2. While drinking chocolate, what else are Mirabell and Fainall doing?
(a) Playing cards.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Smoking.
(d) Discussing their travel plans.

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

4. Why is Fainall bored when talking with Mirabell in the chocolate house?
(a) Because Mirabell is distracted.
(b) Because Sir Rowland enters and begins to talk to them.
(c) Because Mirabell doesn't know how to play.
(d) Because Mrs. Millamant enters and begins to talk to them.

5. Who is Mrs. Millamant?
(a) The woman Mirabell loves.
(b) A relative of the two gentlemen.
(c) Fainall's sister.
(d) An acquaintance of Mirabell.

6. Why does Wishfort dislike Mirabell?
(a) Mirabell tricked Wishfort into believing he loved her.
(b) Mirabel loves Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Wishfort is jealous of Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Marwood is Mirabell's mistress.

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

8. In the chocolate house, what does Mirabel's discussion of Mrs. Millamant's character reveal?
(a) He truly loves her.
(b) He is interested in her for her money.
(c) He is a coarse and rude man.
(d) He believes her to be a fool.

9. What is Sir Wilfull's relationship with Lady Wishfort?
(a) He is her son.
(b) He is her uncle.
(c) He is her brother.
(d) He is her nephew.

10. What does Mrs. Marwood promise herself after hearing how Mirabell feels about her?
(a) That she will not chase him anymore.
(b) That she still loves him and is going to have him.
(c) That she is going to see him in dire circumstances some day and then she will have her revenge.
(d) That she will help him in his scheme against Lady Wishfort.

11. What is Lady Wishfort planning to do?
(a) Marry Mirabell.
(b) Marry Mrs. Millamant to Mirabell's uncle.
(c) Disinherit Mirabell.
(d) Divorce Fainall.

12. Who are Witwoud and Petulant?
(a) Mrs. Millamant's servants.
(b) Lady Wishfort's servants.
(c) Followers of Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Important gentlemen of this social group.

13. What does Mrs. Fainall reveal to Foible in her mother's dressing room?
(a) She supports Mrs. Marwood in her scheme.
(b) She knows of Mirabell's plans.
(c) She is worried about Lady Wishfort's reaction.
(d) She loves Mrs. Millamant and wants the plan to succeed.

14. What does the scene where Mrs. Marwood is left in the closet reveal about her?
(a) She is upset at being left in the closet by Lady Wishfort.
(b) She is a nasty character with no true friends.
(c) She is angry at Mirabell but still wants him as her lover.
(d) She is eager to marry Sir Wilfull.

15. What word best describes the relationship Fainall has with Mrs. Marwood?
(a) Troubled.
(b) Loving and tender.
(c) Unhappy.
(d) Filled with underlying rage.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Lady Wishfort ask Mrs. Marwood to do after Foible's announcement?

3. Though Mrs. Millament doesn't act it, Mrs. Millamant actually ____________ Mirabell.

4. What does Fainall comment about the gathering the previous evening at Lady Wishfort's?

5. Lady Wishfort is all of the following except one. Which one does not apply to her character?

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