Oscar Wilde


Author Oscar Wilde was known for his acclaimed works including The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality.

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1. Where was Oscar Wilde born?

  a) Cork
  b) Dublin
  c) London
  d) Glasgow

2. Why did Oscar Wilde move to London?

  a) A London - based theatre offered him a job
  b) He was offered a job writing theatrical criticisms for a newspaper
  c) He was offered a scholarship at Oxford
  d) He followed a romantic interest

3. What is the title of his first play?

  a) The Garden of Roses
  b) Vera, or the Nihilists
  c) Guido
  d) The Duchess of Padua

4. How many children did he have?

  a) Seven. Only four of them with his wife
  b) None. He never married
  c) One woman claimed she was the illegitimate daughter of Oscar Wilde
  d) Two boys with his wife

5. Which one of these stories was banned?

  a) The Canterville Ghost
  b) The Picture of Dorian Gray
  c) Salome
  d) The Ballad of Reading Gaol 

6. What was his first success on stage?

  a) Lady Windermere's Fan
  b) The Importance of Being Earnest
  c) An Ideal Husband
  d) The Duchess of Padua

7. In prison he wrote a long letter which is named 'De Profundis.' Who is it meant for?

  a) His loyal friend and love, Robert Ross. 
  b) His wife, Constance. 
  c) His two sons, Cyril and Vyvyan. 
  d) His loyal friend and love, Lord Alfred Douglas


In pairs, read about Oscar Wilde's life and works and answer the multiple choice questions.

Use the following websites:





Then write a small summary in just 100 words of the first chaper of the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray" to hand in today. 



The multiple choice questions will be marked in class and the summary will be returned next week. In the summary we will take into account:

- Grammar 

- Vocabulary

- Understanding of the novel

- Organisation