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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the item that Waitwell brings into the room in the last scene contain?
(a) A marriage certificate between Waitwell and Foible.
(b) A document from Mrs. Fainall placing her fortune in Mirabell's trust before her marriage to Fainall.
(c) Proof of Mrs. Marwood's lies.
(d) Sir Rowland's documents of identity.
2. Why did Congreve use the epilogue?
(a) It satisfied his need for self-justification.
(b) It provided the opportunity for a pre-planned response to his critics.
(c) To urge the critics to praise his play.
(d) To defy the critics by ranting against their analysis.
3. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Catch her husband cheating on her.
(b) Vouch for her morals.
(c) Help her defeat her husband.
(d) Calm her mother.
4. What inconvenience does Foible point out about Sir Rowland to Lady Wishfort?
(a) He wanted to remain a bachelor.
(b) He didn't love Lady Wishfort.
(c) He was already married to her, Foible.
(d) He was gay.
5. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
(b) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.
(c) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.
(d) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.
6. 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 Foible reveals secrets about Mrs. Marwood to Mrs. Fainall, and Lady Wishfort is unaware of this problem.
(c) Because Mirabell gets Waitwell out of jail without Lady Wishfort's knowledge.
(d) Because since Mrs. Fainall insists Mincing help her refute adultery charges when the trial begins.
7. Which room in Lady Wishfort's house is the setting for Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) The dining room.
(b) The parlor.
(c) The conservatory.
(d) The drawing room.
8. 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 she spoiled his plans to get Mrs. Millamant's fortune.
(c) Because his wife shouldn't be having an affair with Mirabell, so he is angry at the world.
(d) Because he loves Mrs. Millamant.
9. Why does Lady Wishfort dismiss Foible?
(a) Waitwell went to jail.
(b) Lady Wishfort could not consummate her marriage to Sir Rowland.
(c) Foible was plotting with Mirabell.
(d) Mrs. Fainall had an affair with Mirabell.
10. Who witnessed the document in the black box?
(a) Witwoud and Petulant.
(b) Foible and Mincing.
(c) Mrs. Millamant.
(d) Sir Wilfull.
11. What does Lady Wishfort demonstrate when she agrees to Fainall and Mrs. Marwood's schemes?
(a) She is a good Christian lady.
(b) She is too trusting.
(c) She is subject to society's norms and opinions.
(d) She believes in the high moral standards of her peers.
12. Who rescues Waitwell after his difficulties?
(a) Mrs. Fainall.
(b) Mrs. Millamant.
(d) His master, Mirabell.
13. Which character(s) leave the dining room in Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) Lady Wishfort.
(b) Sir Wilfull.
(d) Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Fainall.
14. What advice does Mirabell give Lady Wishfort when she protests Fainall's demands?
(a) To simply refuse and face the consequences.
(b) To allow him to help.
(c) To have Fainall arrested for blackmail.
(d) To throw Fainall out of her house.
15. Why is the Fainall marriage over?
(a) Because Mrs. Fainall wants a divorce.
(b) Because Mrs. Fainall has learned of his affair with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) Because Lady Wishfort feels her daughter could do better.
(d) Because Mrs. Marwood told Fainall of his wife's affair with Mirabell.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Lady Wishfort discovered that has her so angry at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
2. What is Lady Wishfort doing as Act 4, Scene 2 commences?
3. In order for Mrs. Millamant to become Mirabell's prize, he must first ___________ .
4. Why does Lady Wishfort claim she cannot turn over her fortune to Fainall?
5. As Act 3, Scene 3 opens, Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Marwood are talking. What do we learn from their interaction?
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