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

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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. Who tries to cheer up the ailing person in Act 2, Scene 6?

2. What does Amiens say about Duke Senior's attitude?

3. How does Phebe feel about the feelings of love professed to her?

4. How does Rosalind act, to Celia's surprise, toward what she confides in Celia?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jaques liken the injured deer to life at court?

2. What does Orlando do for Adam while he rests?

3. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?

4. Why does Oliver, the eldest son of the deceased Sir Rowland, pay for Jaques' education but will not give Orlando his inheritance?

5. Why does Le Beau tell Orlando to leave immediately after the wrestling match?

6. Why does Duke Frederick banish Rosalind from the city so suddenly?

7. What is the story about the seven seasons of man's life that Jaques tells the men at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?

8. How does Celia calm down Rosalind, who is upset that Orlando is late for their lesson on love?

9. What do Jaques and Orlando argue about in Act 3, Scene 2?

10. What does Touchstone talk about with William at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Touchstone plays a fool within the constructs of court. Once he leaves for the Forest of Arden, he feels like an even bigger fool and in a negative way, as opposed to his designated role as a fool at court. Using scenes and quotes within the play, show the difference between the role of fool Touchstone plays at court and the role of fool he plays in the forest. What are the differences between the two in the reader's eye? In Shakespeare's eye? In Touchstone's eye? Which fool role does Touchstone ultimately fulfill?

Essay Topic 2

Which character is least sympathetic? Between the feuds and personal vendettas characters have throughout the play, who ultimately learns nothing by the play's end? Do all learn a lesson and change their ways? Choose one character that you feel fails the task of learning a lesson, or choose the characters you believe become sympathetic and true-of-heart characters. Remember to use specific examples and quotes from the play to support your answer.

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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