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

2. What does Oliver insist to Duke Frederick at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 1?

3. What is Duke Frederick's plan to find the group and use Oliver to do it an example of?

4. What does Orlando's visitor warn Orlando that he must do?

5. Where does Orlando intend to go once he leaves the estate?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Rosalind tell Celia not to pity Silvius when he finds out that Phebe's letter to Ganymede is a love letter?

3. How does Touchstone get Audrey to agree to marry him?

4. What does Duke Senior advise Orlando about while Orlando is trying to vanquish Duke Senior with a sword?

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

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

7. Why is Jaques crying over an injured deer in the forest?

8. What does Jaques suggest that Duke Senior's men do while they are hunting?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Everyone seems to enjoy life in the forest and feels liberated once entering the country, except for Touchstone and Jaques. Using these two characters and their arguments, explain their side of the argument and why they do not feel comfortable in the forest and what helps them change their attitudes toward the end. What side of Shakespeare's contemporary society do you believe they represent? Remember to use quotes and examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

While disguised as Ganymede, Rosalind grills Orlando on how relationships change between a man and a woman after nuptials. Other instances within the play make comments about the nature of marriage between men and women. Pick a scene from "As You Like It" that discusses the nature of marriage and how it changes a man and woman. How is the dynamic shown/explained? Why does Shakespeare include this question in the play? Use specific examples and quotes from the play to support your answer.

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