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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is a chocolate house?
(a) A shop serving only pastries made of chocolate.
(b) A place for men to meet.
(c) A new type of coffee shop celebrating the discovery of chocolate.
(d) A meeting place for women.
2. All of the following are true except one. As Mrs. Marwood discovers Mirabell's plot, she ______ .
(a) Plots to destroy Mirabell's scheme.
(b) Feels angry with Mrs. Wishfort.
(c) Vows revenge.
(d) Wants him to fail.
3. Who is Mrs. Millamant?
(a) Fainall's sister.
(b) The woman Mirabell loves.
(c) A relative of the two gentlemen.
(d) An acquaintance of Mirabell.
4. Lady Wishfort is all of the following except one. Which one does not apply to her character?
5. What is the second kind of fool blessed by?
(b) Religious beliefs.
(d) How their lives evolve over time.
Short Answer Questions
1. What news does the footman bring Mirabell at the chocolate house?
2. With respect to Sir Wilfull, what does Mrs. Marwood suggest to Lady Wishfort?
3. Are the tastes of poets random?
4. What does Foible do when she enters Lady Wishfort's dressing room?
5. How does Mrs. Marwood attack Fainall when he angers her?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Fainall's character.
2. Describe Lady Wishfort.
3. In Act 3, Scene 1, Lady Wishfort is excited about the arrival of Sir Rowland in the evening. In a short paragraph, describe the Sir Rowland plot as shown up to this point. What do you think will happen to Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort?
4. Describe what we know about Mrs. Marwood at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1.
5. What do you think is Congreve's purpose in establishing an affair between Fainall and Mrs. Marwood?
6. Mrs. Marwood is someone who thinks of revenge when others cross her. What scheme do you think Mrs. Marwood is planning to extract her revenge on Mirabell?
7. In what way(s) is the play different from the usual farce audiences were accustomed to?
8. Describe Mirabell's character.
9. Is Congreve being facetious when he says the play's purpose is to entertain the audience and not instruct them about life?
10. What opinion do you have of Mirabell's trickery in pretending to love Lady Wishfort in order to marry Mrs. Millamant? Is this too far-fetched to be believable or is it a possibility? Explain your point of view using specific examples from the play.
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