The Way of the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order for Mrs. Millamant to become Mirabell's prize, he must first ___________ .
(a) Defeat Fainall's machinations.
(b) Keep Sir Wilfull from marrying Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Prevent Fainall from divorcing Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Stop Fainall from killing Mrs. Fainall.

2. What does Mirabell do to Fainall at the end of the play?
(a) Asks him to a duel.
(b) Exposes his affair with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Suggests Fainall leave with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) Tells Fainall that he is a liar and a cheat.

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

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

5. 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.

6. How much is Mrs. Millamant's fortune?
(a) Six thousand pounds, a vast fortune.
(b) The play doesn't state a specific sum.
(c) About ten thousand dollars.
(d) A small sum, six thousand pounds.

7. What does the final couplet of the play warn the audience against?
(a) Vanity.
(b) Love.
(c) Greed.
(d) Falsehood and adultery in marriage.

8. Why is Congreve's play timeless?
(a) It makes witty statements about love and lovers.
(b) It is a period piece.
(c) It was comic.
(d) It focuses on social issues.

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

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

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

12. Why is Sir Wilfull unsuccessful when he tries to woo Mrs. Millamant?
(a) Because he is too drunk to succeed.
(b) Because he is too ignorant and is easily defeated by Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Because he has no idea of what he is doing.
(d) Because he is a fool that prefers horses.

13. What demands does Mrs. Millamant's discussion with Mirabell about marriage reveal?
(a) She wants equal rights in her marriage.
(b) She asks him to always be faithful.
(c) She pleads that he not become a drunkard.
(d) She suggests he limit his numerous affairs.

14. What happens when Mincing enters the room in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Everyone greets Sir Wilfull.
(b) Everyone leaves except Fainall and Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Lady Wishfort speaks to Mrs. Marwood.
(d) Fainall speaks to his wife.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the item that Waitwell brings into the room in the last scene contain?

2. Who would have received Mrs. Millamant's fortune if Lady Wishfort took it from her?

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

4. What advice does Mirabell give Lady Wishfort when she protests Fainall's demands?

5. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to the revelations of Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?

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