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An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband


by Oscar Wilde

An Ideal Husband: They Exist? Quiz

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Q. What blackmail does Mrs. Chevely have over Sir Robert?

A picture from his high school yearbook
Knowledge of his corrupt rise to power
A booty call text
A police report indicating he killed a man
Q. How is Sir Robert caught between a rock and a hard place?

If he changes his political position, he loses his wife. If he doesn't he gets exposed. And probably loses his wife too.
If he eats a pickle, he dies. If he doesn't eat a pickle, he dies.
If he kisses Mrs. Cheveley, he loses his wife. If he doesn't, she'll de-friend him.
Q. How does Sir Robert defend his dishonesty?

He lies. Ironic right?
He says that no man can be perfect.
He stuffs 48 marshmallows in his mouth.
He runs out of the house.
Q. What's the deal with the brooch?

Mrs. Cheveley ate it.
Mrs. Cheveley bought it on eBay.
Mrs. Cheveley stole it.
Mrs. Cheveley forged it from the fires of Mt. Doom.
Q. What does Lady Chiltern do with Sir Robert's letter rejecting the appointment?

Tears it up.
Eats it.
Brings it to Mrs. Cheveley.
Puts it in a safe place.