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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. Who rescues Waitwell after his difficulties?
(a) Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Mrs. Fainall.
(d) His master, Mirabell.
2. What does Foible claim that Lady Wishfort will discover about Waitwell?
(a) He is a scoundrel.
(b) He is a knight of the realm.
(c) He is a gentleman.
(d) He is an errant knave.
3. What kind of person is Sir Wilfull Witwoud?
(a) Rude and pretentious.
(c) Genuine but uncultured.
(d) Youthful and crude.
4. What does Sir Wilfull Witwoud's remarks on Wishfort's dressing reveal about his character?
(a) Suggests she had been ill.
(b) Reveals his ignorance of city manners.
(c) Demonstrates his wit and charm.
(d) Acknowledge her right to leisure.
5. What does Sir Rowland claim as he enters the dining room and greets Lady Wishfort?
(a) He will die of a broken heart if their marriage is delayed.
(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 be patient and wait for the wedding to occur.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Mrs. Marwood urge Lady Wishfort to reconsider her desire to hear Fainall's proof of his wife's adultery?
2. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?
3. What does Waitwell promise to bring Lady Wishfort when he is revealed as an impostor?
4. What has Lady Wishfort discovered that has her so angry at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
5. Lady Wishfort convinces herself that her daughter is innocent in a soliloquy. What is a soliloquy?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the importance of the discussion of their marriage by Mrs. Millamant and Mirabell.
2. What is the significance of the black box?
3. As Act 4, Scene 2 opens Waitwell seems to be successful in his pursuit of Lady Wishfort. Why is this so? What is Lady Wishfort's reaction?
4. Discuss Lady Wishfort's character as it has developed throughout the play.
5. Explain the significance of the document in the black box.
6. Throughout the play, Mirabell has protested his love for Mrs. Millamant. Citing specific examples, what are some of the ways he has demonstrated his love for Mrs. Millamant?
7. Why does Lady Wishfort come to the conclusion that Sir Wilfull will not make a good husband for Mrs. Millamant?
8. Why is Mrs. Marwood trying to provoke Mrs. Millamant in Act 3, Scene 3?
9. Explain Mrs. Fainall's relief at not being found out by her mother.
10. Why do we feel sympathy for Lady Wishfort even though she is vain and is berating a servant at the beginning Act 5, Scene 1?
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