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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why is the Fainall marriage over?
(a) Because Mrs. Fainall wants a divorce.
(b) Because Lady Wishfort feels her daughter could do better.
(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.

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

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

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

6. What does the item that Waitwell brings into the room in the last scene contain?
(a) Sir Rowland's documents of identity.
(b) Proof of Mrs. Marwood's lies.
(c) A document from Mrs. Fainall placing her fortune in Mirabell's trust before her marriage to Fainall.
(d) A marriage certificate between Waitwell and Foible.

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

8. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?
(a) They have the obligation to discuss sexual topics in a funny way.
(b) They should enjoy their power.
(c) They should keep their subjects anonymous.
(d) They have the freedom to lampoon the famous.

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

10. 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 is a cultured lady who dislikes low morals.
(c) Because Marwood disavows Mirabell and Sir Rowland.
(d) Because Marwood revealed Mirabell's plot against her.

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

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

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

14. To keep Mrs. Fainall's infidelity secret, Fainall demands all of the following concessions except one item? What is it?
(a) Lady Wishfort's estate after her death.
(b) Mrs. Millamant's dowry.
(c) A divorce from his wife.
(d) Mrs. Fainall's fortune.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lady Wishfort convinces herself that her daughter is innocent in a soliloquy. What is a soliloquy?

2. What does the final couplet of the play warn the audience against?

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

4. One of the three types of critics that Concreve claims is_____________.

5. What does Mrs. Marwood do to stop the argument between Petulant and Sir Wilfull in Act 3, Scene 3?

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