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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What are the tastes of poets determined by?
(a) How their lives evolve over time.
(b) Religious beliefs.
2. Does Mrs. Marwood tell Lady Wishfort everything she overheard?
(a) It is impossible to say.
(c) We don't know.
3. Why does Mirabell believe the scheme to deceive Lady Wishfort is necessary?
(a) So that she will give Mrs. Millamant her money.
(b) So that she leaves her fortune to Mrs. Millamant.
(c) So that she will divide her estate.
(d) So she will not interfere with their marriage.
4. Which word best describes what Mincing believes Witwoud to be?
(a) A despot.
(b) A fool.
(c) A gentleman.
(d) A country bumpkin.
5. What does Mirabell's plan consist of?
(a) Trying to make others believe that he wasn't interested in Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Winning Mrs. Millamant's aunt's favor so she would give her blessing.
(c) Hiding his true feelings about Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Entering into a plot with Mrs. Marwood.
6. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to Mrs. Marwood's suggestion about Sir Wilfull?
(a) She disagrees.
(b) She agrees, but thinks they should wait until after her marriage.
(c) She isn't sure.
(d) She agrees.
7. What else does Foible tell Mrs. Fainall?
(a) Mirabell secretly admires Mrs. Marwood.
(b) Mrs. Marwood loves Mirabell.
(c) Mrs. Marwood is having an affair.
(d) Mirabell finds Mrs. Fainall unattractive.
8. 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 make fun of her.
(d) To get her money.
9. Why does Fainall say he married his wife?
(a) For her good breeding.
(b) For her social position.
(c) For her money.
(d) For love.
10. Why is Fainall bored when talking with Mirabell in the chocolate house?
(a) Because Mirabell doesn't know how to play.
(b) Because Sir Rowland enters and begins to talk to them.
(c) Because Mirabell is distracted.
(d) Because Mrs. Millamant enters and begins to talk to them.
11. Why were the first performances heavily criticized?
(a) Because they did not contain farce.
(b) Because of the new concept of marriage it introduced.
(c) Because Congreve's writing was not pleasant.
(d) Because the theatergoers expected to see celebrities attacked.
12. How does Mrs. Marwood answer Fainall when he joins her in the park?
(a) She hates his wife.
(b) She wants to go home.
(c) She is tired of arguing with him.
(d) She is protective of Fainall's honor.
13. What has Mrs. Marwood overheard in her hiding place while Lady Wishfort questions Foible and after Lady Wishfort leaves the room?
(a) Lady Wishfort's plans.
(b) Foible's plans.
(c) Mrs. Fainall's affection for her.
(d) All of Mirabell's plot.
14. Why is the theatrical device 'eavesdropping' used by Marwood comical?
(a) She is intrigued by the plots going on.
(b) She is self-important.
(c) She is forced to listen to the other character's true opinions of her.
(d) She wants revenge on Mirabell.
15. Why does Mirabell criticize Fainall at the chocolate house?
(a) Because Fainall is drinking too much.
(b) Because he is angry with Fainall.
(c) Because he dislikes Fainall's wife.
(d) Because he allowed his wife to ignored Mirabell the previous night.
Short Answer Questions
1. Mirabell's plan involves ________ Lady Wishfort.
2. Lady Wishfort is all of the following except one. Which one does not apply to her character?
3. Who is the least important male character in the play?
4. What do the different marriages introduced in the play seem to be motivated by?
5. The actor who reads the prologue also plays which character?
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