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. When Le Beau tell Orlando to leave, what does he tell him he is not going to receive?

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

3. What of Orlando's is being threatened in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. For what reason does Oliver hate his brother, Orlando?

5. For what did Orlando's father intend the crowns to go toward?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Silvius' reasoning for why Corin does not know for sure if he has ever been in love?

2. Why does Rosalind compare Orlando's love for her to that of a snail?

3. Why does Jaques encourage Amiens to continue singing at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 5?

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

5. Why is Touchstone made out to be the foolish one in Act 5, Scene 3?

6. What is the preamble to Rosalind unveiling her true female identity in Act 5, Scene 4?

7. Why is Audrey upset with Touchstone at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?

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

9. What does Rosalind say to the audience at the play's finale?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Was Shakespeare attempting to empower his contemporary woman with the characters of Rosalind and Ganymede, or was he trying to expose female stereotypes? Use these two characters as the support for your response to this question. What scenes within the play show that the women are supporting your stance for this argument? Use your knowledge of Shakespearean time to deduce how Shakespeare wanted this question answered and, hence, wanted the women interpreted.

Essay Topic 3

There are many role changes within "As You Like It," and some involve the social ladder. What role change within the play shows the reader an interchange of social status? Who are the characters and how is the change shown? Why does Shakespeare include this role change? Use specific examples and quotes from the play to support your answer.

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