Victorian Age/Oscar Wilde

Oscar’s Full Name
Oscar Fingall O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

Oscar spent how many years in prison?
2

What do they call Jack in the city?
Ernest

Who is Jack’s love interest?
Gwendolen

Algernon’s love interest?
Cecily

How old was Oscar when he died?
46

Where was Oscar born?
Dublin, Ireland

Was Oscar an athletic person?
No

Where did Oscar die?
France

When was Oscar born?
October 16th, 1854

What year did Oscar die?
1900

What was the span of the Victorian Period?
1832-1901

Britain was not involved in a major European war until World War began in what year?
1914

Voting rights were extended to all men who owned property worth ten pounds or more in rent in what year?
1832

More than ____ percent of the population was literate by the year 1900.
90

Who is Algernon’s older brother?
Jack

Who does Algernon normally take care of?
Mr. Bunbury

Where did Jack say he was born?
Handbag

What does Algernon claim has happened to his friend Bunbury?
He has died

Why does Lady Bracknell agree with Algernon and Cecily’s marriage?
Cecily is very rich

What attracts Cecily to Jack’s brother Earnest before she meets him?
His name

Hackneyed phrases
Cliche

an object or person that appears outside of its designated and appropriate time period
Anachronism

A reference to another artistic piece, historical figure or event
Allusion

When a speaker says the opposite of what he/she means
Sarcasm

A literary or dramatic work that ridicules a subject either by presenting a solemn subject in an undignified style
Burlesque

Humor that appeals to thought or intellect; uses verbal irony and reversal as a means of satire; makes fun of society or social norms; example: The Importance of Being Earnest
High Comedy

Humor that utilizes farce, slapstick, burlesque, and physical comedy; requires little to no thought on the part of the reader and is funny in an obvious way
Low Comedy

Intentionally putting two elements that don’t belong together (or are opposite)
Juxtaposition

A literary work that ridicules its subject through the use of techniques such as exaggeration, reversal, incongruity, and/or parody, in order to make a comment or criticism about it.
Satire

Where do Jack & Cecily live?
Hertfordshire

Cecily’s grandfather?
Thomas Cardew

Is Algernon rich?
NO

What does Jack say it is a very ungentlemanly thing to read?
A private cigarette case

At first, Jack tells Algernon that Cecily is his what?
Aunt

What does Gwendolen say the name Ernest produces?
Vibrations and Absolute Confidence

Where did old Mr. Thomas Cardew find Jack as a baby?
In a cloakroom at a railway station

Where has Cecily recorded her engagement to Jack’s brother Ernest?
In her diary

Why does Cecily put sugar in Gwendolen’s tea?
She wants to insult Gwendolen

Jack’s real name?
Ernest

Cecily’s governess?
Miss Prism

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