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. Lady Wishfort has arranged for the party to include all of the following except one item. Which one is it?
(a) Dancing.
(b) Skits.
(c) Music.
(d) Cologne.

2. What does Mirabell, on the other hand, ask of Mrs. Millamant if they are married?
(a) To not become a gossip.
(b) To never be as unfaithful as Mrs. Fainall.
(c) To love him always.
(d) To plot with only her female friends.

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

4. What does Sir Rowland claim as he enters the dining room and greets Lady Wishfort?
(a) He wants to have a quiet wedding in the country.
(b) He will die of a broken heart if their marriage is delayed.
(c) He claims that Mirabell will starve him to prevent their marriage.
(d) He will be patient and wait for the wedding to occur.

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

6. What has Lady Wishfort discovered that has her so angry at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Her suitor, Sir Rowland, was a fake.
(b) Her maid was stealing from her.
(c) Sir Rowland was actually a foreigner.
(d) Fainall is going to ruin her.

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

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

9. Why is the Fainall marriage over?
(a) Because Lady Wishfort feels her daughter could do better.
(b) Because Mrs. Fainall wants a divorce.
(c) Because Mrs. Marwood told Fainall of his wife's affair with Mirabell.
(d) Because Mrs. Fainall has learned of his affair with Mrs. Marwood.

10. Why does Sir Wilfull bow out of his marriage arrangement with Mrs. Millamant?
(a) He enjoys drinking and carousing with his friends.
(b) He wants to go home.
(c) He likes being a free man.
(d) He does not like the city environment of lies and deceit.

11. Why was the cologne given to the footmen?
(a) To disguise bodily odor.
(b) To add to the elegance of the party.
(c) To prevent the footmen from smelling like stable hands.
(d) To give the footmen a little bonus.

12. Why does Lady Wishfort praise Mrs. Marwood at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 2?
(a) Because she believes Marwood is a generous person.
(b) Because Marwood revealed Mirabell's plot against her.
(c) Because Marwood is a cultured lady who dislikes low morals.
(d) Because Marwood disavows Mirabell and Sir Rowland.

13. What does Mrs. Marwood's letter to Lady Wishfort reveal?
(a) Sir Rowland is actually an errant knight.
(b) The contents of Sir Rowland's black box.
(c) Sir Rowland is an imposter.
(d) The marriage contract is actually a fake.

14. Which room in Lady Wishfort's house is the setting for Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) The dining room.
(b) The parlor.
(c) The drawing room.
(d) The conservatory.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lady Wishfort doing as Act 4, Scene 2 commences?

2. Why does Mrs. Millamant agree to marry Sir Wilfull?

3. How does Mrs. Millamant react to Mirabell's visit and finishing the poem she is reciting?

4. What has happened to Waitwell after Lady Wishfort discovers what he really is?

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

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