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Oscar Wilde Quiz

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Wilde was most popular in British societal circles, but he was a native of what land?
Oscar Wilde Quiz
Germany
France
Ireland
The U.S.A.

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One of Wilde's most popular works was what novel about an amoral nobleman and the supernatural events surrounding him?
King Richard II
Wuthering Heights
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Much Ado About Nothing

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Wilde is known for popularizing what figure of speech where a writer will state a fact and then inverse that statement yet somehow make it still true in a humorous way? (Example: We forget that which we wish to remember and remember that which we wish to forget.)
Simile
Metaphor
Hyperbole
Chiasmus

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Wilde was a central member of what artistic movement who valued art for its direct sensational appeal rather than its interpretive or social value?
Stoicism
Hallowism
Studorism
Aestheticism

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Wilde created what controversial 1891 play about the woman who seduced Herod and had him kill John the Baptist?
Rahab
Ruth
Salome
Bathsheba

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What is the name of the famous Wilde play about a noblewoman who investigates her husband as she suspects he is cheating on her?
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Lady Windermere's Fan

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In addition to being an aestheticist, Wilde is also considered a major member of what philosophical group which valued hedonistic pursuits of pleasure due to malaise against the world?
The Decadent Movement
The Faberge Movement
The Tudor Revival
The Memphis Spree Movement

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Wilde was outcasted and sentenced to years of hard labor because he was a member of what marginalized group?
Homosexual men.
Roman Catholics.
Jews.
Freemasons.

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Wilde's homosexuality came to light because of a series of trials waged between him and the Marquess of Queensberry. The Marquess wanted to vilify Wilde because Wilde was in a relationship with what other writer who happened to be the Marquess's son?
T. S. Elliott
Lord Alfred Douglas
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Thomas Rowlands of Queensberry

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While he was in prison, Oscar Wilde wrote what poem that sought to capture the rhythm of his regulated life of hard labor?
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
The Workman Without His Plow
Tick Bang Boom
The Hours

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When he was a member of high society, Wilde was considered one of England's most flamboyant and flashy men of means. Which of the following terms refers to such a person?
Fagin
Dandy
Misanthrope
Yankee

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Perhaps Wilde's most famous play, what work about socialites adopting false identities to escape their social duties and restrictions premiered briefly before he was sentenced to prison time?
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Taming of the Shrew
The Lollygaggers
Mrs. Dalloway

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The Importance of Being Earnest had what telling subtitle that was a direct knock against the Victorians who were trying to prosecute Wilde?
I Didn't Do Anything
Try Charging This
An Illegal Play
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

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Much of our knowledge about Wilde during his final years comes from a writing he did which has a title that is the Latin translation of the phrase "From the Depths." What Latin phrase is the title of this work?
Levitas Umbros
Geyso Rose
De Profundis
Ascenco

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Wilde was one of the first individuals to be honored in the Rainbow Honor Walk monument which is located in what city?
San Francisco
Dublin
London
Paris

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