The Way of the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Lady Wishfort criticize her daughter, Mrs. Fainall?
(a) Because she discovers she is an adulteress.
(b) She believes the moral example she set should have been followed.
(c) She is jealous of her love affairs.
(d) Mrs. Marwood convinces her of Mrs. Fainall's chastity.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What does the final couplet of the play warn the audience against?
(a) Love.
(b) Greed.
(c) Falsehood and adultery in marriage.
(d) Vanity.

6. Why does Lady Wishfort praise Mrs. Marwood at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 2?
(a) Because Marwood revealed Mirabell's plot against her.
(b) Because Marwood disavows Mirabell and Sir Rowland.
(c) Because she believes Marwood is a generous person.
(d) Because Marwood is a cultured lady who dislikes low morals.

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

8. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.
(b) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.
(c) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
(d) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.

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

10. How do Fainall and Mrs. Marwood decide to reveal Mirabell's plan to Lady Wishfort?
(a) In an anonymous letter.
(b) By talking to her.
(c) Through servants.
(d) Demanding Mirabell confesses.

11. 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 claims that Mirabell will starve him to prevent their marriage.
(c) He will be patient and wait for the wedding to occur.
(d) He will die of a broken heart if their marriage is delayed.

12. 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.

13. Why does Lady Wishfort dismiss Foible?
(a) Foible was plotting with Mirabell.
(b) Mrs. Fainall had an affair with Mirabell.
(c) Lady Wishfort could not consummate her marriage to Sir Rowland.
(d) Waitwell went to jail.

14. What does Waitwell bring into the room in the last scene?
(a) His marriage certificate.
(b) His personal documents.
(c) His marriage contract with Lady Wishfort.
(d) The black box.

15. How do we know Lady Wishfort has not read the entire letter?
(a) She doesn't realize her daughter Mrs. Fainall plotted against her.
(b) Because Mirabell gets Waitwell out of jail without Lady Wishfort's knowledge.
(c) Because Foible reveals secrets about Mrs. Marwood to Mrs. Fainall, and Lady Wishfort is unaware of this problem.
(d) Because since Mrs. Fainall insists Mincing help her refute adultery charges when the trial begins.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Congreve say these critics should be the subject of onstage satire?

2. What kind of person is Sir Wilfull Witwoud?

3. What does Lady Wishfort demonstrate when she agrees to Fainall and Mrs. Marwood's schemes?

4. What does Mrs. Millamant achieve when she renounces Mirabell?

5. Who delivered the epilogue?

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