The Picture Of Dorian Gray Story Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Compare and contrast Dorian and Lord Henry. Deal with the influence Henry has on Dorian, their attitudes toward women, society, and art, how Dorian changes, and their morality.
  • 2. 
    The subject of Basil Hallward’s greatest work of art is
    • A. 

      A landscape of the London countryside.

    • B. 

      His friend Dorian Gray.

    • C. 

      British cathedral.

    • D. 

      His two friends Dorian Gray and Lord Henry Wotton.

  • 3. 
    Basil says that he will never exhibit this painting because
    • A. 

      The art world is no longer interested in pastoral settings.

    • B. 

      He feels that he has produced greater paintings in the past.

    • C. 

      He has put too much of himself into the painting.

    • D. 

      He will be leaving the country shortly and does not have time for an exhibit.

  • 4. 
    The painting belongs to
    • A. 

      Basil Hallward.

    • B. 

      Lord Henry Wotton.

    • C. 

      Dorian Gray.

    • D. 

      An English art museum.

  • 5. 
    Dorian Gray’s first romantic love relationship is with
    • A. 

      Henry Wotton’s sister.

    • B. 

      Margaret Devereaux.

    • C. 

      Sibyl Vane

    • D. 

      The Duchess.

  • 6. 
    Dorian Gray’s doppelganger is/area
    • A. 

      Mirror that Lord Henry gives him.

    • B. 

      The portrait done by Basil Hallward.

    • C. 

      The minister at the local church.

    • D. 

      A, B, and C.

  • 7. 
    Sibyl Vane commits suicide because
    • A. 

      Her brother tells her the truth: her father never married her mother.

    • B. 

      The owner of the theater will not release her from her contract.

    • C. 

      Dorian rejects her and calls her stupid and shallow.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 8. 
    James Vane knows Dorian only by the name
    • A. 

      Satan

    • B. 

      Romeo

    • C. 

      Prince Charming

    • D. 

      Devil

  • 9. 
    The character(s) who tries to influence Dorian Gray’s good side is/are
    • A. 

      Lord Henry Wotton.

    • B. 

      Basil Hallward.

    • C. 

      Alan Campbell.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 10. 
    The character(s) who tries to infl uence the darker side of Dorian Gray is/are
    • A. 

      Lord Henry Wotton.

    • B. 

      Basil Hallward.

    • C. 

      Alan Campbell

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 11. 
    As the novel progresses, the portrait of Dorian Gray
    • A. 

      Remains unchanged and is the essence of beauty and innocence.

    • B. 

      Becomes ugly and distorted

    • C. 

      Fades until the figure can hardly be seen.

    • D. 

      Is gradually destroyed by Basil Hallward

  • 12. 
    Dorian Gray moves the portrait to a locked upstairs room because
    • A. 

      He is saving it for a sale later at an art gallery.

    • B. 

      He does not want his servants to see it.

    • C. 

      He does not want any visitors to the house to see it.

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 13. 
    Dorian Gray kills Basil Hallward because
    • A. 

      Basil threatens to go to the police and

    • B. 

      Dorian is overcome by a passionate feeling of hatred for Basil.

    • C. 

      Lord Henry has told Dorian that Basil is in the way.

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct.

  • 14. 
    Alan Campbell destroys Basil’s body because
    • A. 

      He has been experimenting with various potions and wants to try one out.

    • B. 

      He still retains a strong bond of friendship and wishes to help Dorian.

    • C. 

      Dorian threatens him with blackmail

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 15. 
    Basil Hallward’s disappearance is explained at first by
    • A. 

      A planned six-month trip to Paris, France.

    • B. 

      His public denunciation of Dorian as evil before Basil leaves the country.

    • C. 

      His tendency to be a recluse and go off by himself to work on his art.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 16. 
    After Dorian Gray’s death in the upstairs room, the servants find
    • A. 

      The portrait of a youthful, beautiful Dorian Gray.

    • B. 

      The wrinkled, aged body of their master Dorian Gray.

    • C. 

      A knife protruding from Dorian Gray’s body.

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct.

  • 17. 
    The character(s) that frequently speaks in cynical epigrams is/are
    • A. 

      Basil Hallward

    • B. 

      Lord Henry Wotton.

    • C. 

      Dorian Gray.

    • D. 

      Both B and C.

  • 18. 
    The element(s) in the novel that reflects Wilde’s aesthetic philosophy is/are
    • A. 

      Lord Henry Wotton

    • B. 

      Dorian Gray

    • C. 

      The French novel

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct.

  • 19. 
    James Vanes dies
    • A. 

      When Dorian hires a man to kill him.

    • B. 

      From an overdose of drugs.

    • C. 

      As a result of a hunting accident.

    • D. 

      When he commits suicide because he has failed his sister.

  • 20. 
    Lord Henry gives Dorian
    • A. 

      A gilded mirror.

    • B. 

      A new opera cape.

    • C. 

      A French novel.

    • D. 

      Both A and C.

  • 21. 
    Despite his ventures into the world of evil, Dorian Gray maintains his position in society because of
    • A. 

      His wealth.

    • B. 

      His family background

    • C. 

      His youth.

    • D. 

      His beauty

    • E. 

      All the above.

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