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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was the cologne given to the footmen?
(a) To give the footmen a little bonus.
(b) To prevent the footmen from smelling like stable hands.
(c) To add to the elegance of the party.
(d) To disguise bodily odor.

2. Why is Fainall upset with Mrs. Marwood at the end of Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Because she is clearly not in love with him.
(b) Because he loves Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Because his wife shouldn't be having an affair with Mirabell, so he is angry at the world.
(d) Because she spoiled his plans to get Mrs. Millamant's fortune.

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

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

5. Which character(s) is/are not present in Lady Wishfort's dining room?
(a) Sir Wilfull and Witwoud.
(b) Lady Wishfort.
(c) Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Mirabell and Fainall.

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

7. Why is Congreve's play timeless?
(a) It was comic.
(b) It is a period piece.
(c) It focuses on social issues.
(d) It makes witty statements about love and lovers.

8. Which one of the following statements was not revealed by Mincing to Foible?
(a) Mirabell orders her to hide until Lady Wishfort gets over being angry.
(b) Fainall has threatened to divorce his wife unless she gives him her fortune.
(c) Mirabell got Waitwell out of jail.
(d) Fainall has ordered Mirabell arrested.

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

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

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

12. 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) Her suitor, Sir Rowland, was a fake.
(c) Sir Rowland was actually a foreigner.
(d) Her maid was stealing from her.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?

3. Why is the Fainall marriage over?

4. How does Mrs. Millamant react to Mirabell's visit and finishing the poem she is reciting?

5. Why is Sir Wilfull unsuccessful when he tries to woo Mrs. Millamant?

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