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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where are Mrs. Fainall and Mrs. Marwood as Act 2, Scene 1 opens?
(a) At Mrs. Fainall's house.
(b) In St. James Park.
(c) In Lady Wishfort's house
(d) In the country.

2. Does Mrs. Marwood tell Lady Wishfort everything she overheard?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) We don't know.
(d) It is impossible to say.

3. What are the tastes of poets determined by?
(a) Religious beliefs.
(b) How their lives evolve over time.
(c) Upbringing.
(d) Fortune.

4. Why did Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall choose Fainall as her husband?
(a) Because she loved him.
(b) Because he was a liar and a cheat with a good reputation.
(c) Because he loved her.
(d) Because he was old and would probably die soon.

5. What does Lady Wishfort do when she enters her dressing room?
(a) She apologizes and asks her to accompany her to dinner.
(b) She invites Mrs. Marwood to stay for dinner.
(c) She lets Marwood out and apologizes.
(d) She dresses for dinner and sends Mrs. Marwood down ahead of her.

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

7. What is the purpose of the play?
(a) To entertain the audience.
(b) To lecture the audience and therefore, society.
(c) To instruct the audience in life.
(d) To add to the audience's knowledge.

8. How does Mrs. Marwood attack Fainall when he angers her?
(a) By saying he has deceived her.
(b) By saying he told lies about her to Lady Wishfort.
(c) By saying he wrecked her reputation.
(d) By saying he stole from her.

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

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

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

12. Why are poets often fooled?
(a) They don't study their critics.
(b) They believe in their work and expect others to understand and like it.
(c) They are fooled into believing that one successful play means the next one will be successful also.
(d) They believe what people tell them to their face.

13. What does Mirabell's plan consist of?
(a) Hiding his true feelings about Mrs. Fainall.
(b) Entering into a plot with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Trying to make others believe that he wasn't interested in Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Winning Mrs. Millamant's aunt's favor so she would give her blessing.

14. What does Mrs. Marwood mean when she tells Lady Wishfort she was entertained by what she heard?
(a) She found the situation hilariously funny.
(b) She could hardly contain her anger.
(c) She was amused.
(d) She was offended.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Act 2, Scene 2 reveals the reason Mrs. Fainall married her husband. What was the reason?

2. Mirabell's plan involves ________ Lady Wishfort.

3. The prologue begins with a comparison of what?

4. What phrase describes the relationship between Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?

5. What is a cabal?

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