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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the prologue refer to Congreve as a 'passive poet'?
(a) Because they are society and he doesn't want to offend society members.
(b) Because he believes that the play will be accepted.
(c) Because he is an artist who will accept the audience's opinion of his play.
(d) Because he doesn't like to argue his points of view.

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

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

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

5. Why is Mrs. Fainall's husband cold to her?
(a) He no longer loves her.
(b) His libido has lessened with age.
(c) He hates her for cuckolding him.
(d) Because of his affair with Mrs. Marwood.

6. How does Mrs. Marwood answer Fainall when he joins her in the park?
(a) She is tired of arguing with him.
(b) She is protective of Fainall's honor.
(c) She hates his wife.
(d) She wants to go home.

7. What was Mrs. Millamant's response to her aunt's statement?
(a) She laughs, too.
(b) She feels hurt for Mirabell.
(c) She is offended.
(d) She agrees with her.

8. What does Mrs. Marwood claim while talking to Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She would rather love and be left than not be loved at all.
(b) She is cuckolding her husband with Mirabell.
(c) Men are cold as husbands.
(d) Lovers are more passionate.

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

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

11. Though Mrs. Millament doesn't act it, Mrs. Millamant actually ____________ Mirabell.
(a) Loves.
(b) Dislikes.
(c) Bores.
(d) Frustrates.

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

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

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

15. What is the relationship between Witwoud and Sir Wilfull Witwoud?
(a) They are cousins.
(b) They are brothers.
(c) They are half-brothers.
(d) They are distant relatives.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Mrs. Millamant?

2. Why does Mirabell believe the scheme to deceive Lady Wishfort is necessary?

3. Why did Waitwell marry Foible?

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

5. What does Mirabell state that he believes about Mrs. Millamant to Fainall?

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