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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason does Fainall give for Mirabell's deception being revealed?
(a) He did not return Mrs. Marwood's romantic gestures.
(b) Mrs. Marwood tried to protect her friend, Lady Wishfort.
(c) He should have expected Lady Wishfort's friends to tell her.
(d) He deserved it.

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

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

4. What is the purpose of this play's prologue?
(a) To instruct the audience about love.
(b) To set the stage for a 'rant' against society.
(c) To encourage other poets.
(d) To introduce Congreve and his play.

5. What does the success of Congreve's play depend on?
(a) His past successes.
(b) His previous body of work.
(c) Its own merit.
(d) His following.

6. What does Mrs. Marwood say to Mrs. Fainall about men?
(a) She loves her husband.
(b) She is having an affair.
(c) She is in love with Mirabell.
(d) She hates all men.

7. Who is the least important male character in the play?
(a) Mirabell.
(b) Fainall.
(c) Petulant.
(d) Witwoud.

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

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

10. Why does Fainall say he married his wife?
(a) For love.
(b) For her social position.
(c) For her good breeding.
(d) For her money.

11. Why did Lady Wishfort need to apply rouge?
(a) Because the portrait she had painted showed a much younger woman.
(b) To match the colors in the portrait.
(c) To cover up her wrinkles.
(d) To improve her looks.

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

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

14. Lady Wishfort is all of the following except one. Which one does not apply to her character?
(a) Gullible.
(b) Old.
(c) Vain.
(d) Humorless.

15. Why does Mirabell criticize Fainall at the chocolate house?
(a) Because Fainall is drinking too much.
(b) Because he allowed his wife to ignored Mirabell the previous night.
(c) Because he dislikes Fainall's wife.
(d) Because he is angry with Fainall.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Petulant hire three prostitutes?

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

3. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to Mrs. Marwood's suggestion about Sir Wilfull?

4. Why does Wishfort dislike Mirabell?

5. Foible tell Lady Wishfort all but one of the following. Which statement is incorrect?

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