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. Who else is with Duke Senior and dressed like foresters?

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

3. Who wants to speak to Jaques at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

4. Where is Duke Senior at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

5. When Orlando happens upon Duke Senior and his men, how does he try to take food from them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Touchstone think marrying Audrey in the forest will be a benefit?

2. How does Rosalind find out about Orlando's feelings for her?

3. What do Duke Frederick's men report about Celia and Rosalind after their disappearance?

4. Why does Adam meet Orlando in the courtyard and order him to leave?

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

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

7. Why does Corin suggest that he and the girls should go watch Silvius and Phebe?

8. 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?

9. For what reason does Oliver claim to hate Orlando at the end of Act 1, Scene 1?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Orlando first happens upon Duke Senior and his men in the forest, he draw his sword. Duke Senior gives Orlando a lesson in politeness, which surprises Orlando. Construct a clear thesis for the meaning behind this scene and what purpose it serves within "As You Like It." What lesson is Shakespeare attempting to teach the reader? Does it deal with politeness? War? Support your answer with specific scenes and quotes from the play.

Essay Topic 2

Jaques discusses the seven stages of a man's life with Duke Senior's men in the forest. Explain Jaques' dissertation on the seven stages and how they directly apply to Shakespeare's contemporary time. Could this possibly be Shakespeare's own doctrine that he is inserting into the play? Use specific examples and quotes from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Rosalind proposes questions to the audience at the play's end and invites them to clap in response to those questions. Her final comment involves kissing the men in the audience, but only if she were a woman. Deconstruct the Epilogue and write a clear thesis for what you believe its purpose within the play is. Does the Epilogue suggest that the audience continue thinking about gender roles? Is it a comical end to the play? Is Rosalind simply gathering applause from the audience? Support your answer with specific examples and quotes from "As You Like It."

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