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 was the cologne given to the footmen?
(a) To disguise bodily odor.
(b) To add to the elegance of the party.
(c) To give the footmen a little bonus.
(d) To prevent the footmen from smelling like stable hands.

2. What does Lady Wishfort demonstrate when she agrees to Fainall and Mrs. Marwood's schemes?
(a) She is subject to society's norms and opinions.
(b) She is a good Christian lady.
(c) She believes in the high moral standards of her peers.
(d) She is too trusting.

3. Why did Congreve use the epilogue?
(a) It satisfied his need for self-justification.
(b) To urge the critics to praise his play.
(c) To defy the critics by ranting against their analysis.
(d) It provided the opportunity for a pre-planned response to his critics.

4. What problem must Lady Wishfort solve instead of attending Sir Rowland at the end of Act 4, Scene 1?
(a) Mirabell's argument with Mrs. Millamant.
(b) Petulant's lady friends who are outside the house.
(c) The drunkenness of her other male guests.
(d) Problems between Mrs. Fainall and her husband.

5. What does Foible tell Mrs. Millamant when she reaches her in Act 4, Scene 1?
(a) That Mirabell is waiting to see her.
(b) That her Lady Wishfort wishes to see her.
(c) That she should begin to dress for dinner.
(d) That her aunt is almost ready to receive Sir Wilfull.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Congreve's cheerful discussion of marriage reveal to the audience?

2. Why does Mrs. Millamant leave the room after the arrival of Witwoud and Petulant?

3. What does Mrs. Millamant ask Witwoud and Petulant as they enter the room in Act 3, Scene 3?

4. What happens when Mincing enters the room in Act 3, Scene 3?

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

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