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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which one of the following statements was not revealed by Mincing to Foible?
(a) Mirabell got Waitwell out of jail.
(b) Fainall has ordered Mirabell arrested.
(c) Mirabell orders her to hide until Lady Wishfort gets over being angry.
(d) Fainall has threatened to divorce his wife unless she gives him her fortune.
2. When accused of adultery, what does Mrs. Fainall do?
(a) Slaps Mrs. Marwood.
(b) Begs her mother's forgiveness.
(c) Lies and denies everything.
(d) Demands Mrs. Marwood produce proof of her infidelity.
3. What does Foible claim that Lady Wishfort will discover about Waitwell?
(a) He is a gentleman.
(b) He is an errant knave.
(c) He is a knight of the realm.
(d) He is a scoundrel.
4. What seems to determine the success of the characters in the play?
(a) Their greed.
(b) Their plots.
(c) Their beliefs.
(d) Their motivations.
5. 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.
6. Which room in Lady Wishfort's house is the setting for Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) The parlor.
(b) The dining room.
(c) The conservatory.
(d) The drawing room.
7. Lady Wishfort convinces herself that her daughter is innocent in a soliloquy. What is a soliloquy?
(a) A speech given by a character to reveal his or her thoughts to the audience, but not to other characters.
(b) A heartfelt speech aimed at convincing the audience of one's justification in a certain act.
(c) A speech defending one's position before the other characters.
(d) A short speech to another character.
8. What is the consequence of the revelation made by Mirabell concerning Mrs. Fainall?
(a) Sir Wilfull decides to marry Lady Wishfort.
(b) Fainall and Marwood become resigned to their failure.
(c) Lady Wishfort says she must give Mrs. Millamant to Mirabell.
(d) Mrs. Millamant refuses to marry Sir Wilfull.
9. What has Lady Wishfort discovered that has her so angry at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Fainall is going to ruin her.
(b) Sir Rowland was actually a foreigner.
(c) Her maid was stealing from her.
(d) Her suitor, Sir Rowland, was a fake.
10. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Help her defeat her husband.
(b) Calm her mother.
(c) Vouch for her morals.
(d) Catch her husband cheating on her.
11. Why was the cologne given to the footmen?
(a) To add to the elegance of the party.
(b) To prevent the footmen from smelling like stable hands.
(c) To give the footmen a little bonus.
(d) To disguise bodily odor.
12. How does Mrs. Millamant react to Mirabell's visit and finishing the poem she is reciting?
(a) She feels hurt that he has asked for so many terms in the marriage proposal.
(b) She is indifferent to his proposal.
(c) She feels relief that he didn't argue with Lady Wishfort.
(d) She professes her love for him to Mrs. Fainall when Mirabell leaves.
13. 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 them to be quiet.
(d) She asks Sir Wilfull to stay in the city.
14. Why does Sir Wilfull bow out of his marriage arrangement with Mrs. Millamant?
(a) He likes being a free man.
(b) He does not like the city environment of lies and deceit.
(c) He enjoys drinking and carousing with his friends.
(d) He wants to go home.
15. What does Waitwell bring into the room in the last scene?
(a) His personal documents.
(b) His marriage contract with Lady Wishfort.
(c) His marriage certificate.
(d) The black box.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What advice does Mirabell give Lady Wishfort when she protests Fainall's demands?
3. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
4. Why is Fainall upset with Mrs. Marwood at the end of Act 3, Scene 3?
5. What demands does Mrs. Millamant's discussion with Mirabell about marriage reveal?
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