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A Woman of No Importance: Analysis & Themes

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The 'Bastard Clause' in the British Poor Laws prevented unwed mothers from receiving help from the ___________.

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1. In A Woman of No Importance, Mrs. Arbuthnot raises Gerald by herself, but she is known as a _________, not an unwed mother.

2. In A Woman of No Importance, Gerald Arbuthnot's biological father is _________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The play A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde reveals troubling attitudes towards the roles and expectations of women in the Victorian Era. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the play's central themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Historical context of the play
  • Major plot points
  • Characters
  • Central themes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can identify the major plot points present in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding life in the Victorian era to answer questions about the historical context of the play
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of A Woman of No Importance to answer questions regarding character motivations and actions

Additional Learning

To learn more about A Woman of No Importance, review the accompanying lesson called A Woman of No Importance Analysis & Themes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provides a synopsis of A Woman of No Importance
  • Explores Victorian-era 'poor laws'
  • Introduces the main characters
  • Discusses the central themes
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