As You Like It Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. From where does Orlando's traveling money come?

2. Who does Orlando's visitor tell Orlando is his enemy?

3. What does Le Beau tell Orlando about Duke Frederick's feelings toward his niece, Rosalind?

4. What does Celia wish she could do when Rosalind is dismissed from the court?

5. Who else do the men claim is missing in the morning?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Duke Frederick's initial good-natured feelings toward Orlando change to feelings of hate?

2. Why does Charles the Wrestler tell Oliver that Orlando has decided to wrestle?

3. Why does Touchstone call the singers in Act 5, Scene 3, foolish?

4. How does Phebe get Silvius to deliver her love letter to Ganymede at the end of Act 3, Scene 5?

5. What does Rosalind say to the audience at the play's finale?

6. Why does Jaques encourage Amiens to continue singing at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 5?

7. Why is Touchstone made out to be the foolish one in Act 5, Scene 3?

8. How does Orlando get himself out of the court?

9. What are the stipulations Duke Frederick gives Oliver in the event that he does not find Orlando?

10. Why does Rosalind compare Orlando's love for her to that of a snail?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Rosalind and Celia choose the names "Ganymede" and "Celia" as their aliases when in disguise. What is the meaning behind these names? Why do they choose these specific names? What is the significance of these names in "As You Like It"? Use quotes and information from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Was Shakespeare attempting to empower his contemporary woman with the characters of Rosalind and Ganymede, or was he trying to expose female stereotypes? Use these two characters as the support for your response to this question. What scenes within the play show that the women are supporting your stance for this argument? Use your knowledge of Shakespearean time to deduce how Shakespeare wanted this question answered and, hence, wanted the women interpreted.

Essay Topic 3

Love at first sight is a prominent theme within any Shakespeare play. How is love at first sight shown in "As You Like It" and how does it develop? What is the validity of the love at first sight within the play? Using examples and quotes from the play, prove whether or not Shakespeare believed in love at first sight or if he is patronizing the concept.

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