An ideal husband quiz

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An ideal husband quiz

  1. 1. An Ideal Husband Quiz 1
  2. 2. Section A: the play
  3. 3. 1. What is the secret of Sir Roberts past?(A) A love affair with Mrs. Cheveley(B) An unfortunate and short-lived career in musical theater(C) The sale of a Cabinet secret to his friend Baron Arnheim regarding the Suez Canal(D) The murder of Baron Arnheim
  4. 4. 2. Where has Lord Goring seen Mrs. Cheveleys diamond bracelet before?(A) He gave it to Mrs. Chelevey during their courtship(B) He gave it as a wedding present to his cousin, Mary Berkshire(C) He gave it to Mabel Chiltern during their courship(D) He once wore it as a tiara to the local molly house
  5. 5. 3. What tapestry hangs as the backdrop for Act I?(A) Bouchers Triumph of Love(B) Botticellis Venus(C) Hans Holbeins The Ambassadors(D) A self portrait by Watteau
  6. 6. 4. If for Lord Goring nothing ages like happiness, one must live for(A) Love(B) Glory(C) Pleasure(D) Buttonholes
  7. 7. 5. In Act IV, Lord Goring remarks that he prefers what to principles?(A) Love(B) Glory(C) Pleasure(D) Prejudices
  8. 8. 6. How does Lady Chiltern know Mrs. Cheveley?• (A) From prison• (B) From their school days• (C) From the nunnery• (D) From an unfortunate and short-lived career in musical theater
  9. 9. 7. When Mrs. Cheveley first appears in Act I, she is dressed in what color?(A) Black(B) Mauve(C) Cantaloupe(D) Heliotrope
  10. 10. 8. What epithet does Lord Caversham repeat against his son?(A) That he is heartless(B) That he is brainless(C) That he is talentless(D) That he is penniless
  11. 11. 9. What is the name of Mabel foiled suitor?(A) Tommy Trafalgar(B) Tommy Trafford(C) Tommy Trafler(D) Tommy Tykwer
  12. 12. 10. At the end of Act III, what does Lord Goring threaten to remove from Mrs. Chelevey by force?(A) Her clothing(B) Her diamond brooch(C) Lady Chilterns letter(D) Lady Chilterns brooch
  13. 13. 11. Why does Mrs. Cheveley come to Sir Robert?(A) To revenge herself on Lord Goring(B) To vengefully wrest him from Gertrude(C) To gain his assistance in a Suez Canal scheme(D) To gain his assistance in an Argentine Canal scheme
  14. 14. 12. What is the name of Lord Gorings butler?(A) Phipps(B) Lipps(C) Harold(D) Mason
  15. 15. 13. What appointment does Sir Robert accept at the end of the play?(A) A post in the House of Lords(B) A cabinet position(C) A post in the country(D) A post in the Vienna Embassy
  16. 16. 14. When Lord Goring receives SirRobert in his library in Act III, who doeshe believe waits in the drawing room?(A) Lord Caversham(B) Mrs. Cheveley(C) Mabel Chiltern(D) Lady Chiltern
  17. 17. 15. According to Mrs. Cheveley in Act II,what is the only really fine art produced in modern times?(A) The art of blackmail(B) The art of living(C) The art of marriage(D) The art of government
  18. 18. 16. Toward the beginning of Act II, Lady Chiltern returns from a meeting of what organization?(A) The Womans Progressive Party(B) The Womans Liberal Association(C) The Womans World(D) The Womens Bonnets Society
  19. 19. 17. Lady Chilterns note to Lord Goring appears on what colored paper?(A) Mauve(B) Heliotrope(C) Pink(D) Lilac
  20. 20. 18. From whose lines comes the title of the play?(A) Mabel and Lord Caversham(B) Mabel and Lord Goring(C) Mabel and Lady Chiltern(D) Lady Basildon and Mrs. Marchmont
  21. 21. 19. Lord Goring describes Mrs. Cheveley as a daytime genius and nighttime …..?(A) General(B) Genie(C) Beast(D) Beauty
  22. 22. 20. From whom does Sir Robert learn the true addressee of Lady Chilterns note?(A) Mrs. Cheveley(B) Lord Goring(C) Lady Chiltern(D) No one
  23. 23. 21. What is the ultimate fate of Sir Roberts letter to Baron Arnheim?(A) Lady Chiltern comes to possess it(B) Lord Goring burns it(C) Mrs. Cheveley publishes it(D) Sir Robert destroys it
  24. 24. 22. When is the play set?(A) 1875(B) 1895 - the near future(C) 1895 - the time of the plays production(D) 1895 - the recent past
  25. 25. 23. Having accepted Lord Gorings proposal, Mabel retires to the Conservatory to sit under a…?(A) Beech tree(B) Oak tree(C) Elm tree(D) Palm tree
  26. 26. 24. Mrs. Cheveley is willing to trade Sir Roberts letter for …?(A) Gorings hand in marriage(B) Sir Roberts support in her Suez Canal scheme(C) Lady Chilterns humiliation(D) Sir Roberts fortune

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