The Way of the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When accused of adultery, what does Mrs. Fainall do?
(a) Slaps Mrs. Marwood.
(b) Begs her mother's forgiveness.
(c) Demands Mrs. Marwood produce proof of her infidelity.
(d) Lies and denies everything.

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

3. Which room in Lady Wishfort's house is the setting for Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) The drawing room.
(b) The parlor.
(c) The conservatory.
(d) The dining room.

4. Why does Congreve say these critics should be the subject of onstage satire?
(a) Because this would inflate their sense of self-importance.
(b) Because critics should not be made fun of since they hold a lot of power with the public.
(c) Because they are not important enough to bother with.
(d) Because they would retaliate.

5. How does Mrs. Millamant react to Mirabell's visit and finishing the poem she is reciting?
(a) She professes her love for him to Mrs. Fainall when Mirabell leaves.
(b) She is indifferent to his proposal.
(c) She feels hurt that he has asked for so many terms in the marriage proposal.
(d) She feels relief that he didn't argue with Lady Wishfort.

6. Why is Fainall upset with Mrs. Marwood at the end of Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Because he loves Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Because his wife shouldn't be having an affair with Mirabell, so he is angry at the world.
(c) Because she is clearly not in love with him.
(d) Because she spoiled his plans to get Mrs. Millamant's fortune.

7. What social issues did the play focus on?
(a) Love and honesty between equals.
(b) Honesty in all aspects of life.
(c) Love, marriage, and honesty.
(d) Love and marriage arrangements.

8. What does Mirabell do to Fainall at the end of the play?
(a) Suggests Fainall leave with Mrs. Marwood.
(b) Tells Fainall that he is a liar and a cheat.
(c) Asks him to a duel.
(d) Exposes his affair with Mrs. Marwood.

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) Lady Wishfort's estate after her death.
(c) Mrs. Millamant's dowry.
(d) Mrs. Fainall's fortune.

10. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?
(a) Acknowledge her right to leisure.
(b) Reveals his ignorance of city manners.
(c) Suggests she had been ill.
(d) Demonstrates his wit and charm.

11. Which one of the following statements was not revealed by Mincing to Foible?
(a) Fainall has threatened to divorce his wife unless she gives him her fortune.
(b) Mirabell orders her to hide until Lady Wishfort gets over being angry.
(c) Mirabell got Waitwell out of jail.
(d) Fainall has ordered Mirabell arrested.

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

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

14. How is this play properly classified?
(a) As a comedy of manners.
(b) As a drama.
(c) As a comedy.
(d) As a satire.

15. What has happened to Waitwell after Lady Wishfort discovers what he really is?
(a) Foible tries to kill him.
(b) Mirabell fires him.
(c) Fainall had him arrested.
(d) Mrs. Marwood berates him.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mrs. Millamant show her devilish attitude during her chat with Mrs. Marwood?

2. How do Fainall and Mrs. Marwood decide to reveal Mirabell's plan to Lady Wishfort?

3. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?

4. What does Waitwell bring into the room in the last scene?

5. Who witnessed the document in the black box?

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