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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Wishfort dislike Mirabell?
(a) Mirabel loves Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Mirabell tricked Wishfort into believing he loved her.
(c) Marwood is Mirabell's mistress.
(d) Wishfort is jealous of Mrs. Millamant.

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

4. What does the scene where Mrs. Marwood is left in the closet reveal about her?
(a) She is angry at Mirabell but still wants him as her lover.
(b) She is upset at being left in the closet by Lady Wishfort.
(c) She is eager to marry Sir Wilfull.
(d) She is a nasty character with no true friends.

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

6. What is a chocolate house?
(a) A new type of coffee shop celebrating the discovery of chocolate.
(b) A place for men to meet.
(c) A meeting place for women.
(d) A shop serving only pastries made of chocolate.

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

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

9. Why did Mirabell leave Lady Wishfort's house the previous evening?
(a) Because of another commitment.
(b) Because he detested Lady Wishfort and only went because of Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Because he felt unwelcome.
(d) Because he felt ill and wanted to rest at home.

10. What phrase describes the relationship between Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?
(a) They are brother and sister.
(b) They were never romantically involved.
(c) They are lovers.
(d) They were previously lovers.

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

12. What do the different marriages introduced in the play seem to be motivated by?
(a) Love.
(b) Social convenience.
(c) The need to protect their reputations.
(d) Greed.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lady Wishfort question Foible in her dressing room?

2. What does the prologue do?

3. Mirabell's plan involves ________ Lady Wishfort.

4. Why were the first performances heavily criticized?

5. How does Congreve use satire in the prologue?

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