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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What seems to determine the success of the characters in the play?
(a) Their greed.
(b) Their motivations.
(c) Their plots.
(d) Their beliefs.

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

3. What purpose does the interaction between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort serve as they discuss marriage?
(a) To conciliate their arrangement.
(b) To convey Congreve's opinion of Restoration courtship.
(c) To demonstrate the honesty of the two characters.
(d) As a caricature of courtship.

4. What does Foible tell Mrs. Millamant when she reaches her in Act 4, Scene 1?
(a) That Mirabell is waiting to see her.
(b) That her Lady Wishfort wishes to see her.
(c) That her aunt is almost ready to receive Sir Wilfull.
(d) That she should begin to dress for dinner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What are the first poets going to do when judging a play?
(a) Say it is unworthy of the playwright.
(b) Suggest the author is unable to produce another good work.
(c) Say they dislike it, because they always dislike the plays they see.
(d) Insult the dramatist.

12. What kind of person is Sir Wilfull Witwoud?
(a) Happy-go-lucky.
(b) Youthful and crude.
(c) Genuine but uncultured.
(d) Rude and pretentious.

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

14. 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 speech defending one's position before the other characters.
(c) A short speech to another character.
(d) A heartfelt speech aimed at convincing the audience of one's justification in a certain act.

15. Even though she has been deceived by Mirabell and berates Foible, Lady Wishfort is shown as a __________ character.
(a) Sympathetic.
(b) Stupid.
(c) Clever.
(d) Charming.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who rescues Waitwell after his difficulties?

2. What does Mirabell do to Fainall at the end of the play?

3. To keep Mrs. Fainall's infidelity secret, Fainall demands all of the following concessions except one item? What is it?

4. What is the consequence of the revelation made by Mirabell concerning Mrs. Fainall?

5. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?

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