1. Why does Lane
think it isn’t polite to listen to Algernon’s piano-playing?
2. What does Algernon
tell Jack he has always suspected him of being?
3. What leads Algernon
to think Jack is leading a double life?
4. What does Jack
say it is a very ungentlemanly thing to read?
5. At first, Jack
tells Algernon that Cecily is his what?
6. What does Algernon
mean when he says that Lady Bracknell rings the doorbell in a “Wagnerian
7. Why does Lane
claim that there were “no cucumbers at the market”?
8. What does Gwendolen
say they live in?
9. What does Gwendolen
say the name Ernest produces?
10. What is Lady
Bracknell’s reaction when Jack admits to her that he smokes?
11. Where did old
Mr. Thomas Cardew find Jack as a baby?
12. What is Lady
Bracknell’s objection to Jack as a prospective suitor to Gwendolen?
13. What does Algernon
begin playing offstage at the conclusion of Jack’s interview with
14. What is Gwendolen’s
response to the story of Jack’s origins?
15. Who does Algernon
think ought to set an example for the upper classes?
16. What does Jack
call Lady Bracknell behind her back?
17. Why hasn’t Jack
told Gwendolen that he has an excessively pretty young ward?
18. What is the name
of Algernon’s imaginary friend?
19. Where is Jack’s
house in the country?
20. Why is Cecily
nervous about meeting Jack’s brother Ernest?
21. Where has Cecily
recorded her engagement to Jack’s brother Ernest?
22. Why has Cecily
broken off her engagement to Algernon?
23. Why does Gwendolen
never travel without her diary?
24. Why does Gwendolen
tell Cecily that cake and sugar are no longer fashionable?
25. Why does Cecily
put sugar in Gwendolen’s tea?