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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who would have received Mrs. Millamant's fortune if Lady Wishfort took it from her?
(a) Her husband.
(b) Mrs. Fainall.
(c) Fainall.
(d) Lady Wishfort.

2. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to the revelations of Mirabell and Mrs. Fainall?
(a) She is grateful to her daughter.
(b) She thanks her daughter for her deviousness.
(c) She praises Mrs. Fainall's prudence.
(d) She is upset.

3. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?
(a) They have the freedom to lampoon the famous.
(b) They should keep their subjects anonymous.
(c) They have the obligation to discuss sexual topics in a funny way.
(d) They should enjoy their power.

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

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

6. To keep Mrs. Fainall's infidelity secret, Fainall demands all of the following concessions except one item? What is it?
(a) Mrs. Millamant's dowry.
(b) Lady Wishfort's estate after her death.
(c) Mrs. Fainall's fortune.
(d) A divorce from his wife.

7. Who delivered the epilogue?
(a) Congreve's wife.
(b) The same actress who played Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Congreve himself.
(d) A special reader.

8. What does Mrs. Millamant ask Witwoud and Petulant as they enter the room in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) Who Sir Wilfull is.
(b) If they have stopped arguing.
(c) Where Sir Wilfull is.
(d) If they would sing with Mrs. Marwood.

9. What purpose does the interaction between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort serve as they discuss marriage?
(a) As a caricature of courtship.
(b) To demonstrate the honesty of the two characters.
(c) To conciliate their arrangement.
(d) To convey Congreve's opinion of Restoration courtship.

10. How does Mrs. Millamant show her devilish attitude during her chat with Mrs. Marwood?
(a) She demands Mrs. Marwood sing a song.
(b) She makes remarks about Mrs. Marwood's age.
(c) She fusses at Mincing.
(d) She states she doesn't believe Mrs. Marwood's relationships are noble.

11. 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 she believes Marwood is a generous person.
(c) Because Marwood disavows Mirabell and Sir Rowland.
(d) Because Marwood is a cultured lady who dislikes low morals.

12. What does the expression 'errant knave' mean?
(a) A fool on a mission.
(b) A ladies' champion.
(c) A chivalrous man.
(d) A man of high birth.

13. What does Mrs. Marwood's letter to Lady Wishfort reveal?
(a) Sir Rowland is an imposter.
(b) The contents of Sir Rowland's black box.
(c) The marriage contract is actually a fake.
(d) Sir Rowland is actually an errant knight.

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

15. In order for Mrs. Millamant to become Mirabell's prize, he must first ___________ .
(a) Stop Fainall from killing Mrs. Fainall.
(b) Defeat Fainall's machinations.
(c) Prevent Fainall from divorcing Mrs. Fainall.
(d) Keep Sir Wilfull from marrying Mrs. Millamant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What advice does Mirabell give Lady Wishfort when she protests Fainall's demands?

2. Why were Witwoud and Petulant arguing at the end of Act 4, Scent 1?

3. What is Lady Wishfort's reaction to Mrs. Marwood's suggestion about Mrs. Fainall?

4. What is Lady Wishfort doing as Act 4, Scene 2 commences?

5. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?

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