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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 disguise bodily odor.
(c) To prevent the footmen from smelling like stable hands.
(d) To add to the elegance of the party.
2. What does Sir Rowland claim as he enters the dining room and greets Lady Wishfort?
(a) He will be patient and wait for the wedding to occur.
(b) He claims that Mirabell will starve him to prevent their marriage.
(c) He wants to have a quiet wedding in the country.
(d) He will die of a broken heart if their marriage is delayed.
3. As Act 3, Scene 3 opens, Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Marwood are talking. What do we learn from their interaction?
(a) Their feelings about Mirabell's romances.
(b) Their beliefs about the 'game' of love.
(c) How they feel about Petulant and Witwoud.
(d) Their true characters.
4. What inconvenience does Foible point out about Sir Rowland to Lady Wishfort?
(a) He was already married to her, Foible.
(b) He was gay.
(c) He didn't love Lady Wishfort.
(d) He wanted to remain a bachelor.
5. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?
(a) They should keep their subjects anonymous.
(b) They have the obligation to discuss sexual topics in a funny way.
(c) They have the freedom to lampoon the famous.
(d) They should enjoy their power.
6. 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.
7. Which one of the following statements was not revealed by Mincing to Foible?
(a) Mirabell got Waitwell out of jail.
(b) Fainall has threatened to divorce his wife unless she gives him her fortune.
(c) Mirabell orders her to hide until Lady Wishfort gets over being angry.
(d) Fainall has ordered Mirabell arrested.
8. Why did Congreve use the epilogue?
(a) To urge the critics to praise his play.
(b) To defy the critics by ranting against their analysis.
(c) It provided the opportunity for a pre-planned response to his critics.
(d) It satisfied his need for self-justification.
9. 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) A black box with a ring for their engagement.
(d) Certain personal documents of Lady Wishfort.
10. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?
(a) Demonstrates his wit and charm.
(b) Suggests she had been ill.
(c) Acknowledge her right to leisure.
(d) Reveals his ignorance of city manners.
11. Why does Lady Wishfort dismiss Foible?
(a) Foible was plotting with Mirabell.
(b) Lady Wishfort could not consummate her marriage to Sir Rowland.
(c) Waitwell went to jail.
(d) Mrs. Fainall had an affair with Mirabell.
12. What demands does Mrs. Millamant's discussion with Mirabell about marriage reveal?
(a) She wants equal rights in her marriage.
(b) She asks him to always be faithful.
(c) She pleads that he not become a drunkard.
(d) She suggests he limit his numerous affairs.
13. Congreve's claim that there are three types of critics includes all except one of the following. Which one is it?
(a) Tabloid reporters.
(b) Failed poets who have no qualifications for judging others.
(c) Those who always dislike the plays they see.
(d) Other successful playwrights.
14. How much is Mrs. Millamant's fortune?
(a) The play doesn't state a specific sum.
(b) Six thousand pounds, a vast fortune.
(c) About ten thousand dollars.
(d) A small sum, six thousand pounds.
15. All of the following characteristics of Lady Wishfort's girlish excitement at Sir Rowland's visit are revealed except one. Which characteristic is not true of Lady Wishfort?
(a) She is a vain fool.
(b) She is an aging woman.
(c) She is a typical lady of Restoration society.
(d) She is a genuine person.
Short Answer Questions
1. As Lady Wishfort steps out of the dining room to read a letter, what does Waitwell claim to Foible?
2. Why are failed poets unable to judge Congreve's play?
3. In order for Mrs. Millamant to become Mirabell's prize, he must first ___________ .
4. What does Mrs. Millamant achieve when she renounces Mirabell?
5. What has happened to Waitwell after Lady Wishfort discovers what he really is?
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