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Wilde's Aphorisms (the Importance Of Being Earnest)

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Some aphorisms of Oscar Wilde in The importance of being Earnest.

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  • 1. 
    No gentleman ever takes ________________.
    • A. 

      Exercise

    • B. 

      Risks

    • C. 

      Shelters

    • D. 

      Showers

    • E. 

      German lessons

  • 2. 
    The good [novels] ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what ________ means.
    • A. 

      Literature

    • B. 

      Fiction

    • C. 

      Reality

    • D. 

      Comedy

    • E. 

      Tragedy

  • 3. 
    All women become like their mothers. That is their __________. No man does. That's his.
    • A. 

      Dream

    • B. 

      Punishment

    • C. 

      Heavenly gift

    • D. 

      Tragedy

    • E. 

      Comedy

  • 4. 
    No married man is ever attractive except to his _____________.
    • A. 

      Mother

    • B. 

      Sister

    • C. 

      Daughter

    • D. 

      Wife

    • E. 

      Mistress

  • 5. 
    ___________ is the primary duty of life.
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Drug

    • C. 

      Youth

    • D. 

      Health

    • E. 

      Trivialities

  • 6. 
    Fools always talk about ___________.
    • A. 

      The clever people

    • B. 

      The clever things

    • C. 

      The fool people

    • D. 

      The weather

    • E. 

      Modern literature

  • 7. 
    __________ isn't quite a sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet refined girl.
    • A. 

      The weather

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      The truth

    • E. 

      The untruth

  • 8. 
    It is very vulgar to talk about _____________.
    • A. 

      The weather

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      God

    • D. 

      Real things

    • E. 

      One's business

  • 9. 
    Nothing annoys people so much as _____________.
    • A. 

      Talk about the weather

    • B. 

      Married life

    • C. 

      Not receiving invitations

    • D. 

      Insufficient sleep

    • E. 

      Dinner parties

  • 10. 
    A man who desires to get married should know ______________.
    • A. 

      How to talk about the weather

    • B. 

      How to love

    • C. 

      Everything

    • D. 

      Nothing

    • E. 

      Either everything or nothing

  • 11. 
    Whenever people talk to me about ___________, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.
    • A. 

      The weather

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Themselves

    • E. 

      Trivialities