The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest Overview Quiz
by Oscar Wilde

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The Importance of Being Earnest Overview Quiz

With its bewildering web of white lies and confusion, Oscar Wilde's "trivial" play can be hard to make sense of. Take eNotes' The Importance of Being Earnest Overview Quiz to clear your head. It's designed to test you on the work as a whole, asking questions about important characters, plot developments and details from the play to aid you in your review. Give it a try below!

  • Question 1

    What does Miss Prism tell Cecily she had done when she was younger?

  • Question 2

    Why does Jack Worthing come to Algernon Moncrieff's residence?

  • Question 3

    What name does Ernest Worthing say he is known by in the country?

  • Question 4

    Why does Jack say he needs to make frequent trips to London?

  • Question 5

    How does Jack claim his "brother" has died?

  • Question 6

    Where did Miss Prism accidentally leave the baby?

  • Question 7

    Finding her alone, who does Algernon tell Cicely he is?

  • Question 8

    Why does Lady Bracknell object to Ernest's proposal to Gwendolyn?

  • Question 9

    What makes Lady Bracknell think that Cecily is a good choice for her Algernon, her nephew?

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