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Notorious Oscar Wilde

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Notorious Oscar Wilde game quiz
"An obvious talent with obvious problems and an extraordinary life."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Wilde was not the first member of his immediate family to become immersed in scandals and trials. Who was?
    His brother
    His father
    His sister
    His mother


2. A relationship with this poet was a key part of Wilde's downfall.
    Alfred Douglas
    Alfred De Musset
    Ernest Dowson
    Arthur Rimbaud


3. Which is true of Oscar Wilde?
    He never married, but had relationships with women
    He married and had children
    He married, but had no children
    He had only homosexual relationships


4. "De Profundis" was written by Wilde as a memoir. Where did he write it?
    On his deathbed
    In exile
    In prison
    Aboard ship


5. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is considered Wilde's masterpiece.
Who is NOT a character in the play?

    Salome
    Gwendolen
    Algernon
    Lady Bracknell


6. Which line comes from "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"?
    I have been faithful to thee, Cynara
    Each man kills the thing he loves
    I am the master of my fate
    Stone walls do not a prison make


7. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is another masterpiece by Wilde. In the novel, who paints the famous picture?
    Basil
    Sir Tristan
    Lord Wootton
    Sibyl Vane


8. Which play is NOT by Wilde?
    The Way of the World
    Lady Windermere's Fan
    An Ideal Husband
    A Woman of No Importance


9. "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" was a recent play about Wilde's misadventures in court. Who wrote the play?
    David Auburn
    Margaret Edson
    Tony Kushner
    Moises Kauffman


10. Which is true of Wilde's last days?
    He died in prison
    He commited suicide
    He enjoyed renewed success in society
    He died penniless


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Compiled Apr 27 13