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

2. What inconvenience does Foible point out about Sir Rowland to Lady Wishfort?
(a) He was gay.
(b) He wanted to remain a bachelor.
(c) He didn't love Lady Wishfort.
(d) He was already married to her, Foible.

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

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

5. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to Mrs. Marwood's suggestion about Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She disagrees with Mrs. Marwood.
(b) She says she needs time to think.
(c) She agrees with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) She complains of a headache and goes to lie down.

6. 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 true characters.
(c) Their beliefs about the 'game' of love.
(d) How they feel about Petulant and Witwoud.

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

8. 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) Who Sir Wilfull is.
(c) If they would sing with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) Where Sir Wilfull is.

9. What does Mrs. Marwood do to stop the argument between Petulant and Sir Wilfull in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) She introduces the two brothers.
(b) She says she has a headache.
(c) She asks Sir Wilfull to stay in the city.
(d) She asks them to be quiet.

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

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

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

13. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?
(a) Acknowledge her right to leisure.
(b) Suggests she had been ill.
(c) Demonstrates his wit and charm.
(d) Reveals his ignorance of city manners.

14. 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?
(a) She is an aging woman.
(b) She is a vain fool.
(c) She is a typical lady of Restoration society.
(d) She is a genuine person.

15. What are the first poets going to do when judging a play?
(a) Say it is unworthy of the playwright.
(b) Insult the dramatist.
(c) Say they dislike it, because they always dislike the plays they see.
(d) Suggest the author is unable to produce another good work.

Short Answer Questions

1. When accused of adultery, what does Mrs. Fainall do?

2. How is this play properly classified?

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

4. As Lady Wishfort steps out of the dining room to read a letter, what does Waitwell claim to Foible?

5. What social issues did the play focus on?

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