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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.
(b) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.
(c) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.
(d) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
2. Why does Mrs. Millamant agree to marry Sir Wilfull?
(a) Get revenge on Mirabell.
(b) Secure her fortune.
(c) Achieve her freedom.
(d) Acquire Sir Wilfull's money.
3. What does Sir Rowland claim as he enters the dining room and greets Lady Wishfort?
(a) He claims that Mirabell will starve him to prevent their marriage.
(b) He will die of a broken heart if their marriage is delayed.
(c) He wants to have a quiet wedding in the country.
(d) He will be patient and wait for the wedding to occur.
4. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?
(a) She believes that Mirabell is coming.
(b) She needs to get dressed for dinner.
(c) She becomes frustrated with Witwoud and Petulant.
(d) She dislikes them.
5. Which character(s) leave the dining room in Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Fainall.
(b) Sir Wilfull.
(d) Lady Wishfort.
6. Why is Sir Wilfull unsuccessful when he tries to woo Mrs. Millamant?
(a) Because he is too ignorant and is easily defeated by Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Because he has no idea of what he is doing.
(c) Because he is a fool that prefers horses.
(d) Because he is too drunk to succeed.
7. What inconvenience does Foible point out about Sir Rowland to Lady Wishfort?
(a) He wanted to remain a bachelor.
(b) He was already married to her, Foible.
(c) He didn't love Lady Wishfort.
(d) He was gay.
8. Why is Fainall upset with Mrs. Marwood at the end of Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Because she is clearly not in love with him.
(b) Because his wife shouldn't be having an affair with Mirabell, so he is angry at the world.
(c) Because she spoiled his plans to get Mrs. Millamant's fortune.
(d) Because he loves Mrs. Millamant.
9. Which one of the following statements was not revealed by Mincing to Foible?
(a) Mirabell orders her to hide until Lady Wishfort gets over being angry.
(b) Fainall has ordered Mirabell arrested.
(c) Fainall has threatened to divorce his wife unless she gives him her fortune.
(d) Mirabell got Waitwell out of jail.
10. Why is the Fainall marriage over?
(a) Because Mrs. Fainall wants a divorce.
(b) Because Lady Wishfort feels her daughter could do better.
(c) Because Mrs. Fainall has learned of his affair with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) Because Mrs. Marwood told Fainall of his wife's affair with Mirabell.
11. 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 have the freedom to lampoon the famous.
(d) They should keep their subjects anonymous.
12. Why is Congreve's play timeless?
(a) It focuses on social issues.
(b) It was comic.
(c) It is a period piece.
(d) It makes witty statements about love and lovers.
13. What does Mirabell, on the other hand, ask of Mrs. Millamant if they are married?
(a) To plot with only her female friends.
(b) To love him always.
(c) To never be as unfaithful as Mrs. Fainall.
(d) To not become a gossip.
14. One of the three types of critics that Concreve claims is_____________.
(a) Other playwrights.
(c) Tabloid reporters.
15. What does Mrs. Millamant ask Witwoud and Petulant as they enter the room in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Where Sir Wilfull is.
(b) Who Sir Wilfull is.
(c) If they have stopped arguing.
(d) If they would sing with Mrs. Marwood.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the first poets going to do when judging a play?
2. What seems to determine the success of the characters in the play?
3. What kind of person is Sir Wilfull Witwoud?
4. How do Fainall and Mrs. Marwood decide to reveal Mirabell's plan to Lady Wishfort?
5. Congreve's claim that there are three types of critics includes all except one of the following. Which one is it?
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