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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Sir Rowland?
(a) Mirabell's uncle.
(b) A knight of the realm.
(c) Foible's husband.
(d) Lady Wishfort's lover.

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

3. Where is Mrs. Marwood at the opening of Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) In Lady Wishfort's kitchen.
(b) In Lady Wishfort's sitting room.
(c) In Lady Wishfort's closet.
(d) In Lady Wishfort's dining room.

4. What are Mrs. Fainall and Mrs. Marwood doing at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Discussing men while they walk.
(b) Discussing their lovers.
(c) Talking about Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Discussing their husbands.

5. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to Mrs. Marwood's suggestion about Sir Wilfull?
(a) She disagrees.
(b) She agrees, but thinks they should wait until after her marriage.
(c) She agrees.
(d) She isn't sure.

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

7. What do the different marriages introduced in the play seem to be motivated by?
(a) Social convenience.
(b) The need to protect their reputations.
(c) Love.
(d) Greed.

8. 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) Denouement.
(b) Climax.
(c) Foreshadowing.
(d) Omnipresence.

9. What is a prologue?
(a) An introduction.
(b) A part which comes before the audience arrives.
(c) A teaser which will make the audience want to stay for the whole performance.
(d) A short synopsis of the coming play.

10. What phrase describes the relationship between Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?
(a) They are brother and sister.
(b) They are lovers.
(c) They were previously lovers.
(d) They were never romantically involved.

11. Who are the fools spoken of in the prologue?
(a) Members of society in general.
(b) Husbands, wives and lovers.
(c) Critics of the play.
(d) Poets and natural fools.

12. What did Lady Wishfort say or do that offended Mirabell?
(a) She ignored Mirabell and talked only with Fainall.
(b) She said that Mirabell should leave.
(c) She commented that some people overstay their welcome.
(d) She laughed at him.

13. Why did Waitwell marry Foible?
(a) Because he loved her.
(b) So that he couldn't marry Wishfort.
(c) Because she was pregnant.
(d) Because he wants to start a family.

14. Who told Lady Wishfort about Mirabell's deception?
(a) Fainall.
(b) Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Foible.
(d) Mrs. Millamant.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the follow was not part of Mirabell's plan?

2. The prologue begins with a comparison of what?

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

4. How does Witwoud describe Petulant?

5. What has Mrs. Marwood overheard in her hiding place while Lady Wishfort questions Foible and after Lady Wishfort leaves the room?

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