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. Whose property does Celia negotiate to buy from Corin?

2. Who does the attendant claim is with Rosalind and Celia after overhearing them the night before?

3. What does Oliver do in order to convince Charles to carry out his plan to kill Orlando?

4. Where do Duke Frederick's men claim to have seen Rosalind and Celia the night before?

5. What were Sir Rowland and Duke Frederick when Sir Rowland was still alive?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Duke Senior say to his men about life in the Forest of Arden?

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

3. Why does Duke Frederick summon Oliver after learning of Rosalind and Celia's disappearance?

4. What does Rosalind ask of the men and women in the audience at the end of the play?

5. What does Amiens say about Duke Senior's attitude in the country?

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

7. How do Rosalind and Celia manage to find shelter in the forest?

8. What leads Duke Frederick to believe that the girls are with Orlando?

9. Why does Phebe agree to conditionally marry Silvius at the end of Act 5, Scene 2?

10. Why does Oliver have a change of heart toward his brother, Orlando, in Act 4, Scene 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jaques is found crying over an injured deer in the forest and uses the deer and its herd as a metaphor for city life at court. Explain life at court through use of Jaques' metaphor. Explain what the deer, the injury and the herd represent. Decide to support or argue against this metaphor.

Essay Topic 2

What is the meaning behind the title "As You Like It"? Does is specifically link to any themes, symbolism or characters within the play? Does it have a loose meaning? Does it not have any meaning at all? Support your answer with specific examples and quotes from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Many of the characters in the play are linked either through blood or family relationships. Using the characters in the play and their lineage and connections to one another, write an explication of the relations within the play. Who is the daughter/son of whom? Who are enemies? Who are siblings? Who are related? Who loves whom? Who hates whom? Your essay must be flawless in terms of how you relate each character to one another.

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