Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest


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What does it mean to be 'earnest', according to Oscar Wilde's play?

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1. What is a 'Bunburyist' in The Importance of Being Earnest?

2. What is a dandy in The Importance of Being Earnest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Algernon Moncrieff is a supporting character in The Importance of Being Earnest and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of concepts related to his character. You'll be assessed on your understanding of themes and characters of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following terms and phrases related to The Importance of Being Earnest:

  • Earnest
  • 'Bunburyist'
  • A dandy
  • Inversion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Bunburyist and dandy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a defining aspect of the Victorian era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters in The Importance of Being Earnest

Additional Learning

To learn more about Wilde's play, review the following lesson called Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the narrative of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'
  • Understand how the character of Moncrieff gives insight to the title's meaning
  • Know important scenes and lines from the play