The Way of the World Test | Final Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?
(a) She believes that Mirabell is coming.
(b) She needs to get dressed for dinner.
(c) She becomes frustrated with Witwoud and Petulant.
(d) She dislikes them.

2. What does Mrs. Fainall ask the maids to do for her at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Help her defeat her husband.
(b) Vouch for her morals.
(c) Catch her husband cheating on her.
(d) Calm her mother.

3. What does the item that Waitwell brings into the room in the last scene contain?
(a) Proof of Mrs. Marwood's lies.
(b) A marriage certificate between Waitwell and Foible.
(c) A document from Mrs. Fainall placing her fortune in Mirabell's trust before her marriage to Fainall.
(d) Sir Rowland's documents of identity.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Lady Wishfort has arranged for the party to include all of the following except one item. Which one is it?

2. What seems to determine the success of the characters in the play?

3. What does Lady Wishfort demonstrate when she agrees to Fainall and Mrs. Marwood's schemes?

4. Lady Wishfort convinces herself that her daughter is innocent in a soliloquy. What is a soliloquy?

5. All of the following characteristics of Lady Wishfort's girlish excitement at Sir Rowland's visit are revealed except one. Which characteristic is not true of Lady Wishfort?

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