The Way of the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Waitwell bring into the room in the last scene?
(a) His marriage certificate.
(b) The black box.
(c) His personal documents.
(d) His marriage contract with Lady Wishfort.

2. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?
(a) She dislikes them.
(b) She believes that Mirabell is coming.
(c) She becomes frustrated with Witwoud and Petulant.
(d) She needs to get dressed for dinner.

3. 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 threatened to divorce his wife unless she gives him her fortune.
(c) Mirabell got Waitwell out of jail.
(d) Fainall has ordered Mirabell arrested.

4. Why does Lady Wishfort dismiss Foible?
(a) Waitwell went to jail.
(b) Lady Wishfort could not consummate her marriage to Sir Rowland.
(c) Foible was plotting with Mirabell.
(d) Mrs. Fainall had an affair with Mirabell.

5. Why does Congreve say these critics should be the subject of onstage satire?
(a) Because critics should not be made fun of since they hold a lot of power with the public.
(b) Because this would inflate their sense of self-importance.
(c) Because they would retaliate.
(d) Because they are not important enough to bother with.

6. What social issues did the play focus on?
(a) Love and marriage arrangements.
(b) Love, marriage, and honesty.
(c) Honesty in all aspects of life.
(d) Love and honesty between equals.

7. Why would tabloid reporters be unable to judge the play?
(a) Because they want to connect famous people with the characters.
(b) They are gossip mongers.
(c) They have no training in theater arts.
(d) They are unscrupulous.

8. What does Mrs. Marwood's discussion with Fainall reveal about her character?
(a) It suggests Fainall blackmailed Mirabell about his affair with his wife, Mrs. Fainall.
(b) It conveys her willingness to hurt anyone in order to get her way.
(c) It demonstrates her ability to get information from anyone.
(d) It shows she conspires with him often.

9. How does Mrs. Millamant react to Mirabell's visit and finishing the poem she is reciting?
(a) She is indifferent to his proposal.
(b) She feels relief that he didn't argue with Lady Wishfort.
(c) She professes her love for him to Mrs. Fainall when Mirabell leaves.
(d) She feels hurt that he has asked for so many terms in the marriage proposal.

10. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to the revelations of Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She thanks her daughter for her deviousness.
(b) She is upset.
(c) She praises Mrs. Fainall's prudence.
(d) She is grateful to her daughter.

11. How is this play properly classified?
(a) As a satire.
(b) As a comedy.
(c) As a drama.
(d) As a comedy of manners.

12. What does Mrs. Millamant achieve when she renounces Mirabell?
(a) She pleases Lady Wishfort and retains her fortune.
(b) She frustrates Mrs. Marwood and pleases Fainall.
(c) She creates an out for Mirabell and destroys Lady Wishfort's plan to marry Sir Rowland.
(d) She angers Sir Wilfull Witwoud and Fainall.

13. What seems to determine the success of the characters in the play?
(a) Their plots.
(b) Their greed.
(c) Their motivations.
(d) Their beliefs.

14. What else does Sir Wilfull say when he apologizes for his drunken behavior?
(a) Says he is ready to marry Mrs. Millamant.
(b) States that he is leaving on his travels.
(c) Promises that he will never drink again.
(d) Claims he must continue with his travels.

15. As Act 3, Scene 3 opens, Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Marwood are talking. What do we learn from their interaction?
(a) Their beliefs about the 'game' of love.
(b) How they feel about Petulant and Witwoud.
(c) Their true characters.
(d) Their feelings about Mirabell's romances.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Marwood urge Lady Wishfort to reconsider her desire to hear Fainall's proof of his wife's adultery?

2. What does Sir Rowland claim as he enters the dining room and greets Lady Wishfort?

3. Who delivered the epilogue?

4. What does Mirabell, on the other hand, ask of Mrs. Millamant if they are married?

5. Lady Wishfort has arranged for the party to include all of the following except one item. Which one is it?

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