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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. One of the three types of critics that Concreve claims is_____________.
(a) Tabloid reporters.
(b) Other playwrights.
2. Congreve's claim that there are three types of critics includes all except one of the following. Which one is it?
(a) Failed poets who have no qualifications for judging others.
(b) Tabloid reporters.
(c) Those who always dislike the plays they see.
(d) Other successful playwrights.
3. As Lady Wishfort steps out of the dining room to read a letter, what does Waitwell claim to Foible?
(a) He would rather be a chairman than Wishfort's husband.
(b) He knows he is in over his head.
(c) He thinks Lady Wishfort is obsessed with sex.
(d) He is rather tired of this pretense.
4. 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 is a cultured lady who dislikes low morals.
(c) Because Marwood disavows Mirabell and Sir Rowland.
(d) Because she believes Marwood is a generous person.
5. What has happened to Waitwell after Lady Wishfort discovers what he really is?
(a) Foible tries to kill him.
(b) Mrs. Marwood berates him.
(c) Mirabell fires him.
(d) Fainall had him arrested.
6. Why does Lady Wishfort claim she cannot turn over her fortune to Fainall?
(a) Because she doesn't like being blackmailed.
(b) Because she has no fortune.
(c) Because Mrs. Millamant has agreed to marry Sir Wilfull.
(d) Because of her legal counsel.
7. What else does Sir Wilfull say when he apologizes for his drunken behavior?
(a) Claims he must continue with his travels.
(b) States that he is leaving on his travels.
(c) Promises that he will never drink again.
(d) Says he is ready to marry Mrs. Millamant.
8. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?
(a) They should keep their subjects anonymous.
(b) They have the freedom to lampoon the famous.
(c) They should enjoy their power.
(d) They have the obligation to discuss sexual topics in a funny way.
9. What kind of person is Sir Wilfull Witwoud?
(b) Youthful and crude.
(c) Rude and pretentious.
(d) Genuine but uncultured.
10. What does Foible tell Mrs. Millamant when she reaches her in Act 4, Scene 1?
(a) That she should begin to dress for dinner.
(b) That Mirabell is waiting to see her.
(c) That her aunt is almost ready to receive Sir Wilfull.
(d) That her Lady Wishfort wishes to see her.
11. Which character(s) leave the dining room in Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) Sir Wilfull.
(b) Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Lady Wishfort.
12. 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 disagrees with Mrs. Marwood.
(c) She agrees with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) She says she needs time to think.
13. What does Foible claim that Lady Wishfort will discover about Waitwell?
(a) He is an errant knave.
(b) He is a scoundrel.
(c) He is a knight of the realm.
(d) He is a gentleman.
14. Who would have received Mrs. Millamant's fortune if Lady Wishfort took it from her?
(a) Lady Wishfort.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Mrs. Fainall.
15. Why were Witwoud and Petulant arguing at the end of Act 4, Scent 1?
(a) It is the result of Fainall's plan to keep Sir Wilfull from obtaining Lady Wishfort's approval.
(b) Fainall is trying to keep Mrs. Millamant and Sir Wilfull together.
(c) They were drunk and garrulous.
(d) They dislike Fainall and Sir Wilfull.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mrs. Millamant ask Witwoud and Petulant as they enter the room in Act 3, Scene 3?
2. What problem must Lady Wishfort solve instead of attending Sir Rowland at the end of Act 4, Scene 1?
3. What does the item that Waitwell brings into the room in the last scene contain?
4. What advice does Mirabell give Lady Wishfort when she protests Fainall's demands?
5. What demands does Mrs. Millamant's discussion with Mirabell about marriage reveal?
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