The Way of the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mrs. Millamant achieve when she renounces Mirabell?
(a) She angers Sir Wilfull Witwoud and Fainall.
(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 pleases Lady Wishfort and retains her fortune.

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

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

4. When Fainall enters in Act 5, Scene 2, what does he do?
(a) He begins to dictate his terms.
(b) He greets Mrs. Marwood a kiss.
(c) He states he is divorcing her daughter.
(d) He suggests Lady Wishfort make him an offer.

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

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

7. What qualities is the proposed marriage between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort rooted in?
(a) Falsehood, deceit and conformity with society's expectations.
(b) Adultery, deceit, and pretentiousness.
(c) Vanity, greed and lies.
(d) Society's conception of marriage, illicit sex, and lies.

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

9. What does Waitwell bring into the room in the last scene?
(a) The black box.
(b) His marriage certificate.
(c) His personal documents.
(d) His marriage contract with Lady Wishfort.

10. Which character(s) leave the dining room in Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) Witwoud.
(b) Lady Wishfort.
(c) Sir Wilfull.
(d) Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Fainall.

11. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.
(b) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
(c) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.
(d) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.

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

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

14. 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 complains of a headache and goes to lie down.
(d) She agrees with Mrs. Marwood.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lady Wishfort claim she cannot turn over her fortune to Fainall?

2. What does the expression 'errant knave' mean?

3. What does Foible tell Mrs. Millamant when she reaches her in Act 4, Scene 1?

4. What has Lady Wishfort discovered that has her so angry at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?

5. What does Foible claim that Lady Wishfort will discover about Waitwell?

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