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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 does Mirabell's plan consist of?
(a) Winning Mrs. Millamant's aunt's favor so she would give her blessing.
(b) Trying to make others believe that he wasn't interested in Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Entering into a plot with Mrs. Marwood.
(d) Hiding his true feelings about Mrs. Fainall.

2. What does Fainall comment about the gathering the previous evening at Lady Wishfort's?
(a) Witwoud and Petulant are only trying to woo Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Mrs. Millamant has another lover.
(c) Mrs. Millamant was only obeying her aunt's wishes.
(d) Everyone knows that Mrs. Millamant is unhappy with Mirabell.

3. What happens if Mirabell's uncle marries and has a child?
(a) Mirabell will be penniless.
(b) The uncle will gain his statue in society.
(c) Fainall will receive a fee for helping the uncle.
(d) Mirabell will lose his inheritance.

4. What else does Foible tell Mrs. Fainall?
(a) Mirabell finds Mrs. Fainall unattractive.
(b) Mrs. Marwood loves Mirabell.
(c) Mrs. Marwood is having an affair.
(d) Mirabell secretly admires Mrs. Marwood.

5. In the chocolate house, what does Mirabel's discussion of Mrs. Millamant's character reveal?
(a) He truly loves her.
(b) He is interested in her for her money.
(c) He believes her to be a fool.
(d) He is a coarse and rude man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Fainall claim about Mrs. Marwood?

2. What does Mrs. Marwood say to Mrs. Fainall about men?

3. What does Mrs. Fainall reveal to Foible in her mother's dressing room?

4. What was Mrs. Millamant's response to her aunt's statement?

5. What does Mirabell state that he believes about Mrs. Millamant to Fainall?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think is Congreve's purpose in establishing an affair between Fainall and Mrs. Marwood?

2. What is the relationship between Waitwell and Foible?

3. How does Congreve feel about Mirabell's plot?

4. 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?

5. Describe Petulant.

6. Describe Mirabell's character.

7. Do you think that a prologue is a good way to introduce a play? Why or why not?

8. Why does Congreve use 'eavesdropping' in Act 3, Scene 1?

9. 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.

10. Describe Mrs. Millamant.

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