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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Lady Wishfort dismiss Foible?
(a) Mrs. Fainall had an affair with Mirabell.
(b) Foible was plotting with Mirabell.
(c) Lady Wishfort could not consummate her marriage to Sir Rowland.
(d) Waitwell went to jail.

2. What has Lady Wishfort discovered that has her so angry at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
(a) Sir Rowland was actually a foreigner.
(b) Her maid was stealing from her.
(c) Her suitor, Sir Rowland, was a fake.
(d) Fainall is going to ruin her.

3. Congreve's claim that there are three types of critics includes all except one of the following. Which one is it?
(a) Those who always dislike the plays they see.
(b) Tabloid reporters.
(c) Failed poets who have no qualifications for judging others.
(d) Other successful playwrights.

4. To keep Mrs. Fainall's infidelity secret, Fainall demands all of the following concessions except one item? What is it?
(a) Mrs. Millamant's dowry.
(b) Lady Wishfort's estate after her death.
(c) A divorce from his wife.
(d) Mrs. Fainall's fortune.

5. As Act 3, Scene 3 opens, Mrs. Millamant and Mrs. Marwood are talking. What do we learn from their interaction?
(a) How they feel about Petulant and Witwoud.
(b) Their beliefs about the 'game' of love.
(c) Their feelings about Mirabell's romances.
(d) Their true characters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Waitwell promise to bring Lady Wishfort when he is revealed as an impostor?

2. How does Mrs. Millamant show her devilish attitude during her chat with Mrs. Marwood?

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

4. What purpose does the interaction between Sir Rowland and Lady Wishfort serve as they discuss marriage?

5. What does Congreve believe about good satirists?

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