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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which one of the follow was not part of Mirabell's plan?
(a) Mirabell wrote a lampoon.
(b) Mirabell wrote a song about Wishfort.
(c) Mirabell appealed to Wishfort's vanity.
(d) Mirabell reported that she was pregnant.

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

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

5. What does Foible convince Lady Wishfort to announce about the uncle?
(a) He is coming to marry Mrs. Marwood.
(b) He is coming to marry Mrs. Millamant.
(c) He is coming to marry Mrs. Fainall.
(d) He is coming to marry Lady Wishfort.

6. With respect to Sir Wilfull, what does Mrs. Marwood suggest to Lady Wishfort?
(a) Sir Wilfull is a drunkard.
(b) Sir Wilfull is going to continue his travels.
(c) Sir Wilfull will make an excellent husband for Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Sir Wilfull is a country bumpkin.

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

8. Foible tell Lady Wishfort all but one of the following. Which statement is incorrect?
(a) Mrs. Marwood is watching Foible.
(b) Sir Rowland loves Wishfort's picture.
(c) Mirabell said Wishfort was old.
(d) Make-up will help her look young.

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

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

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

12. Why were the first performances heavily criticized?
(a) Because the theatergoers expected to see celebrities attacked.
(b) Because of the new concept of marriage it introduced.
(c) Because Congreve's writing was not pleasant.
(d) Because they did not contain farce.

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

14. What has Mrs. Marwood overheard in her hiding place while Lady Wishfort questions Foible and after Lady Wishfort leaves the room?
(a) Mrs. Fainall's affection for her.
(b) All of Mirabell's plot.
(c) Lady Wishfort's plans.
(d) Foible's plans.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Fainall reveal to Foible in her mother's dressing room?

2. What is Lady Wishfort planning to do?

3. 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:

4. How does Congreve use satire in the prologue?

5. Lady Wishfort is all of the following except one. Which one does not apply to her character?

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