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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Fainall say he married his wife?
(a) For love.
(b) For her social position.
(c) For her money.
(d) For her good breeding.

2. What is a cabal?
(a) A secret society; a plot.
(b) A military uprising.
(c) A group of friends.
(d) A meeting of enemies against the state.

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

4. What does Fainall claim about Mrs. Marwood?
(a) She is jealous of his wife spending time with Mirabell.
(b) She is concerned about her reputation.
(c) She is bored in his company.
(d) She is really angry with him.

5. What does Mrs. Marwood promise herself after hearing how Mirabell feels about her?
(a) That she still loves him and is going to have him.
(b) That she will not chase him anymore.
(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.

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

7. Mirabell's plan involves ________ Lady Wishfort.
(a) Persuading.
(b) Making love to.
(c) Murdering.
(d) Blackmailing.

8. Why does Mirabell criticize Fainall at the chocolate house?
(a) Because he is angry with Fainall.
(b) Because he allowed his wife to ignored Mirabell the previous night.
(c) Because he dislikes Fainall's wife.
(d) Because Fainall is drinking too much.

9. What is the purpose of this play's prologue?
(a) To encourage other poets.
(b) To introduce Congreve and his play.
(c) To set the stage for a 'rant' against society.
(d) To instruct the audience about love.

10. Why does Mirabell believe the scheme to deceive Lady Wishfort is necessary?
(a) So she will not interfere with their marriage.
(b) So that she leaves her fortune to Mrs. Millamant.
(c) So that she will give Mrs. Millamant her money.
(d) So that she will divide her estate.

11. 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 wed Waitwell.
(d) She insulted Mrs. Marwood.

12. Which word best describes what Mincing believes Witwoud to be?
(a) A despot.
(b) A fool.
(c) A gentleman.
(d) A country bumpkin.

13. What does Mirabell suggest that Mrs. Fainall do if she no longer loves her husband?
(a) Maintain a status quo with him.
(b) Divorce him.
(c) Kill him.
(d) Ignore him.

14. The prologue begins with a comparison of what?
(a) Fortune and destiny.
(b) Poets and other artists.
(c) Two kinds of fools.
(d) Poets and members of society.

15. Why did Waitwell marry Foible?
(a) Because he loved her.
(b) Because she was pregnant.
(c) So that he couldn't marry Wishfort.
(d) Because he wants to start a family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What news does the footman bring Mirabell at the chocolate house?

2. What was Mrs. Millamant's response to her aunt's statement?

3. With respect to Sir Wilfull, what does Mrs. Marwood suggest to Lady Wishfort?

4. What are Mrs. Fainall and Mrs. Marwood doing to each other in the park?

5. All of the following are true except one. As Mrs. Marwood discovers Mirabell's plot, she ______ .

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