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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a chocolate house?
(a) A new type of coffee shop celebrating the discovery of chocolate.
(b) A shop serving only pastries made of chocolate.
(c) A place for men to meet.
(d) A meeting place for women.

2. What news does the footman bring Mirabell at the chocolate house?
(a) That Waitwell and Foible have run away together.
(b) That his coachman, Waitwell, is waiting with his carriage.
(c) That Foible wanted to speak to him.
(d) That Waitwell and Foible are married.

3. Why did Mirabell pretend to love Lady Wishfort?
(a) To show the world what a stud he was.
(b) To disguise his true feelings for Mrs. Millamant.
(c) To get her money.
(d) To make fun of her.

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

5. The actor who reads the prologue also plays which character?
(a) Sir Wilfull.
(b) Mirabell.
(c) Fainall.
(d) Sir Rowland.

6. What does Mirabell suggest that Mrs. Fainall do if she no longer loves her husband?
(a) Maintain a status quo with him.
(b) Kill him.
(c) Divorce him.
(d) Ignore him.

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

8. 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 pretends to admire them while he really hates them.
(d) He defends his decision to add some unusual and new elements to the play.

9. 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) Discussing their husbands.
(d) Talking about Mrs. Millamant.

10. What does Foible tell Mrs. Fainall when Lady Wishfort leaves the dressing room?
(a) She insulted Mrs. Marwood.
(b) She has hidden Mrs. Marwood in the closet.
(c) She wed Waitwell.
(d) She has angered Lady Wishfort.

11. Why does Lady Wishfort question Foible in her dressing room?
(a) Because Mrs. Marwood said she had seen Foible with Mirabell.
(b) Because believes everyone is conspiring against her.
(c) Because Mrs. Marwood told her to.
(d) Because she believes Foible is having an affair.

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

13. What happens if Mirabell's uncle marries and has a child?
(a) Mirabell will lose his inheritance.
(b) Fainall will receive a fee for helping the uncle.
(c) The uncle will gain his statue in society.
(d) Mirabell will be penniless.

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

15. What does Fainall claim about Mrs. Marwood?
(a) She is bored in his company.
(b) She is concerned about her reputation.
(c) She is really angry with him.
(d) She is jealous of his wife spending time with Mirabell.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is Mrs. Millamant?

3. What does Mrs. Marwood claim while talking to Mrs. Fainall?

4. What does the prologue do?

5. Are the tastes of poets random?

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