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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?
(a) She needs to get dressed for dinner.
(b) She becomes frustrated with Witwoud and Petulant.
(c) She believes that Mirabell is coming.
(d) She dislikes them.
2. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.
(b) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
(c) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.
(d) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.
3. Why does Lady Wishfort praise Mrs. Marwood at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 2?
(a) Because she believes Marwood is a generous person.
(b) Because Marwood disavows Mirabell and Sir Rowland.
(c) Because Marwood is a cultured lady who dislikes low morals.
(d) Because Marwood revealed Mirabell's plot against her.
4. Why were Witwoud and Petulant arguing at the end of Act 4, Scent 1?
(a) They dislike Fainall and Sir Wilfull.
(b) They were drunk and garrulous.
(c) It is the result of Fainall's plan to keep Sir Wilfull from obtaining Lady Wishfort's approval.
(d) Fainall is trying to keep Mrs. Millamant and Sir Wilfull together.
5. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?
(a) Suggests she had been ill.
(b) Reveals his ignorance of city manners.
(c) Demonstrates his wit and charm.
(d) Acknowledge her right to leisure.
6. Who would have received Mrs. Millamant's fortune if Lady Wishfort took it from her?
(a) Lady Wishfort.
(b) Mrs. Fainall.
(c) Her husband.
7. As Lady Wishfort steps out of the dining room to read a letter, what does Waitwell claim to Foible?
(a) He would rather be a chairman than Wishfort's husband.
(b) He knows he is in over his head.
(c) He is rather tired of this pretense.
(d) He thinks Lady Wishfort is obsessed with sex.
8. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to the revelations of Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She is grateful to her daughter.
(b) She thanks her daughter for her deviousness.
(c) She is upset.
(d) She praises Mrs. Fainall's prudence.
9. Why does Congreve say these critics should be the subject of onstage satire?
(a) Because they are not important enough to bother with.
(b) Because this would inflate their sense of self-importance.
(c) Because critics should not be made fun of since they hold a lot of power with the public.
(d) Because they would retaliate.
10. What does Mirabell do to Fainall at the end of the play?
(a) Suggests Fainall leave with Mrs. Marwood.
(b) Exposes his affair with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Tells Fainall that he is a liar and a cheat.
(d) Asks him to a duel.
11. Why is Sir Wilfull unsuccessful when he tries to woo Mrs. Millamant?
(a) Because he has no idea of what he is doing.
(b) Because he is too drunk to succeed.
(c) Because he is too ignorant and is easily defeated by Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Because he is a fool that prefers horses.
12. What demands does Mrs. Millamant's discussion with Mirabell about marriage reveal?
(a) She suggests he limit his numerous affairs.
(b) She pleads that he not become a drunkard.
(c) She wants equal rights in her marriage.
(d) She asks him to always be faithful.
13. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?
(a) They have the obligation to discuss sexual topics in a funny way.
(b) They should enjoy their power.
(c) They should keep their subjects anonymous.
(d) They have the freedom to lampoon the famous.
14. As Act 3, Scene 3 opens, Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Marwood are talking. What do we learn from their interaction?
(a) How they feel about Petulant and Witwoud.
(b) Their beliefs about the 'game' of love.
(c) Their feelings about Mirabell's romances.
(d) Their true characters.
15. Which room in Lady Wishfort's house is the setting for Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) The parlor.
(b) The dining room.
(c) The drawing room.
(d) The conservatory.
Short Answer Questions
1. What advice does Mirabell give Lady Wishfort when she protests Fainall's demands?
2. What does Foible tell Mrs. Millamant when she reaches her in Act 4, Scene 1?
3. All of the following characteristics of Lady Wishfort's girlish excitement at Sir Rowland's visit are revealed except one. Which characteristic is not true of Lady Wishfort?
4. Even though she has been deceived by Mirabell and berates Foible, Lady Wishfort is shown as a __________ character.
5. What does the final couplet of the play warn the audience against?
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