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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who would have received Mrs. Millamant's fortune if Lady Wishfort took it from her?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Lady Wishfort.
(c) Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Fainall.

4. What does Mrs. Marwood do to stop the argument between Petulant and Sir Wilfull in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) She introduces the two brothers.
(b) She says she has a headache.
(c) She asks them to be quiet.
(d) She asks Sir Wilfull to stay in the city.

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

6. Who witnessed the document in the black box?
(a) Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Sir Wilfull.
(c) Foible and Mincing.
(d) Witwoud and Petulant.

7. What does Foible claim that Lady Wishfort will discover about Waitwell?
(a) He is a knight of the realm.
(b) He is a gentleman.
(c) He is a scoundrel.
(d) He is an errant knave.

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

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

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

11. Why does Mrs. Millamant agree to marry Sir Wilfull?
(a) Get revenge on Mirabell.
(b) Achieve her freedom.
(c) Acquire Sir Wilfull's money.
(d) Secure her fortune.

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

13. Congreve's character Mirabell is a master ________ .
(a) Of all trades.
(b) Schemer.
(c) Planner.
(d) Lover.

14. Why were Witwoud and Petulant arguing at the end of Act 4, Scent 1?
(a) They dislike Fainall and Sir Wilfull.
(b) Fainall is trying to keep Mrs. Millamant and Sir Wilfull together.
(c) They were drunk and garrulous.
(d) It is the result of Fainall's plan to keep Sir Wilfull from obtaining Lady Wishfort's approval.

15. 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 heartfelt speech aimed at convincing the audience of one's justification in a certain act.
(d) A short speech to another character.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is Fainall upset with Mrs. Marwood at the end of Act 3, Scene 3?

3. What kind of person is Sir Wilfull Witwoud?

4. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?

5. How do we know Lady Wishfort has not read the entire letter?

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