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

Rosalind and Celia don disguises when they enter the Forest of Arden. Using these two characters, present a clear thesis for what these disguises represent within the play. Think about the context in which the play was written (i.e., Shakespeare's time). Do these disguises prove positive or negative for the characters who wear them? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

How is "As You Like It" a pastoral play? What elements within the play contribute to the pastoral theme? Use the Forest of Arden as your platform to answer the question and use specific scenes and quotes to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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