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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. How does Foible disobey Lady Wishfort instructions when Lady Wishfort sends Foible to ensure Sir Wilfull and Mrs. Millamant talk?
(a) By speaking to Mrs. Fainall in the corridor.
(b) By going to Mrs. Millamant instead.
(c) By locating Sir Wilfull, but offering him more drink.
(d) By telling Sir Wilfull that Mrs. Marwood wants to speak with him.
2. Why does Sir Wilfull bow out of his marriage arrangement with Mrs. Millamant?
(a) He likes being a free man.
(b) He wants to go home.
(c) He enjoys drinking and carousing with his friends.
(d) He does not like the city environment of lies and deceit.
3. 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?
(a) She is an aging woman.
(b) She is a genuine person.
(c) She is a vain fool.
(d) She is a typical lady of Restoration society.
4. What else does Sir Wilfull say when he apologizes for his drunken behavior?
(a) States that he is leaving on his travels.
(b) Says he is ready to marry Mrs. Millamant.
(c) Claims he must continue with his travels.
(d) Promises that he will never drink again.
5. Even though she has been deceived by Mirabell and berates Foible, Lady Wishfort is shown as a __________ character.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Lady Wishfort praise Mrs. Marwood at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 2?
2. How do Fainall and Mrs. Marwood decide to reveal Mirabell's plan to Lady Wishfort?
3. What social issues did the play focus on?
4. Why does Lady Wishfort dismiss Foible?
5. What seems to determine the success of the characters in the play?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mirabell agree to help the Fainall's achieve peace in their marriage?
2. What is the significance of the black box?
3. Explain the significance of the document in the black box.
4. In what way does the discussion of marriage between Lady Wishfort and Sir Rowland differ from the discussion of Mrs. Millamant and Mirabell?
5. Explain the significance of Sir Wilfull Witwoud's travels.
6. 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?
7. Explain Mrs. Fainall's relief at not being found out by her mother.
8. Is Mirabell's elaborate plot going to be successful? Explain why or why not?
9. Discuss Lady Wishfort's reaction to Foible's revelations in Act 5, Scene 1.
10. Lay out Fainall's demands to keep his knowledge about his wife from society. Is this a reasonable revenge or not?
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