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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. How does Mrs. Millamant show her devilish attitude during her chat with Mrs. Marwood?
(a) She fusses at Mincing.
(b) She demands Mrs. Marwood sing a song.
(c) She states she doesn't believe Mrs. Marwood's relationships are noble.
(d) She makes remarks about Mrs. Marwood's age.

6. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to Mrs. Marwood's suggestion about Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She complains of a headache and goes to lie down.
(b) She agrees with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) She disagrees with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) She says she needs time to think.

7. What does Congreve's cheerful discussion of marriage reveal to the audience?
(a) He feelings that marriage should be based on true communication and understanding.
(b) He offers a serious commentary on love.
(c) He shows the true concept of marriage at the time.
(d) He illustrates the ways marriage can be perverted.

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

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

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

11. In order for Mrs. Millamant to become Mirabell's prize, he must first ___________ .
(a) Stop Fainall from killing Mrs. Fainall.
(b) Defeat Fainall's machinations.
(c) Prevent Fainall from divorcing Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Keep Sir Wilfull from marrying Mrs. Millamant.

12. 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 short speech to another character.
(d) A speech defending one's position before the other characters.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Congreve's play timeless?

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

3. Which one of the following statements was not revealed by Mincing to Foible?

4. What does Mrs. Marwood's discussion with Fainall reveal about her character?

5. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?

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