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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Lady Wishfort claim she cannot turn over her fortune to Fainall?
(a) Because she doesn't like being blackmailed.
(b) Because she has no fortune.
(c) Because Mrs. Millamant has agreed to marry Sir Wilfull.
(d) Because of her legal counsel.

5. Which character(s) is/are not present in Lady Wishfort's dining room?
(a) Mirabell and Fainall.
(b) Lady Wishfort.
(c) Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Sir Wilfull and Witwoud.

6. Why does Mrs. Millamant agree to marry Sir Wilfull?
(a) Acquire Sir Wilfull's money.
(b) Achieve her freedom.
(c) Get revenge on Mirabell.
(d) Secure her fortune.

7. One of the three types of critics that Concreve claims is_____________.
(a) Other playwrights.
(b) Celebrities.
(c) Mirabell.
(d) Tabloid reporters.

8. What problem must Lady Wishfort solve instead of attending Sir Rowland at the end of Act 4, Scene 1?
(a) Petulant's lady friends who are outside the house.
(b) Mirabell's argument with Mrs. Millamant.
(c) The drunkenness of her other male guests.
(d) Problems between Mrs. Fainall and her husband.

9. What does Mrs. Millamant ask Witwoud and Petulant as they enter the room in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) If they have stopped arguing.
(b) If they would sing with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Where Sir Wilfull is.
(d) Who Sir Wilfull is.

10. What does Waitwell promise to bring Lady Wishfort when he is revealed as an impostor?
(a) A black box containing a gift for Lady Wishfort.
(b) Proof of his identity.
(c) Certain personal documents of Lady Wishfort.
(d) A black box with a ring for their engagement.

11. When accused of adultery, what does Mrs. Fainall do?
(a) Lies and denies everything.
(b) Demands Mrs. Marwood produce proof of her infidelity.
(c) Begs her mother's forgiveness.
(d) Slaps Mrs. Marwood.

12. What is the consequence of the revelation made by Mirabell concerning Mrs. Fainall?
(a) Fainall and Marwood become resigned to their failure.
(b) Sir Wilfull decides to marry Lady Wishfort.
(c) Mrs. Millamant refuses to marry Sir Wilfull.
(d) Lady Wishfort says she must give Mrs. Millamant to Mirabell.

13. Who rescues Waitwell after his difficulties?
(a) Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Mrs. Fainall.
(c) His master, Mirabell.
(d) Foible.

14. Who would have received Mrs. Millamant's fortune if Lady Wishfort took it from her?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Fainall.
(c) Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Lady Wishfort.

15. What purpose does the interaction between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort serve as they discuss marriage?
(a) To convey Congreve's opinion of Restoration courtship.
(b) As a caricature of courtship.
(c) To demonstrate the honesty of the two characters.
(d) To conciliate their arrangement.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which room in Lady Wishfort's house is the setting for Act 4, Scene 2?

2. What does Waitwell bring into the room in the last scene?

3. How do Fainall and Mrs. Marwood decide to reveal Mirabell's plan to Lady Wishfort?

4. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?

5. Why is the Fainall marriage over?

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