Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Duke Frederick tell Rosalind and Celia he tried to do after entering the court?
2. Which attendant overhears Rosalind and Celia talking the night before they go missing?
3. What is the person who is not feeling well suffering from in Act 2, Scene 6?
4. What does Le Beau tell Rosalind and Celia that they have missed?
5. What does Duke Senior invite Orlando and Adam to do at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Adam offer his company to Orlando and to leave court life for the forest?
2. Why does Duke Frederick banish Rosalind from the city so suddenly?
3. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?
4. Why does Adam meet Orlando in the courtyard and order him to leave?
5. Why does Jaques encourage Amiens to continue singing at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 5?
6. How do Rosalind and Celia manage to find shelter in the forest?
7. How do Rosalind and Celia feel once they enter the Forest of Arden?
8. What does Orlando do for Adam while he rests?
9. Why does Celia decide to name herself Aliena while in disguise?
10. Why is Rosalind kept at court after her father, Duke Senior, is banished to the forest?
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.
Song and dance is very prominent in Shakespeare's plays. "As You Like It" has several scenes in which the players sing songs and create scenes of musical merriment. Pick one of the scenes from the play in which song is used to get a point across. What is the point of using song? How does it further the progression of the play? Remember to think about Shakespeare's contemporary audience, for whom these plays were performed. Remember to use specific quotes and examples from the play to support your answer.
Love at first sight is a prominent theme within any Shakespeare play. How is love at first sight shown in "As You Like It" and how does it develop? What is the validity of the love at first sight within the play? Using examples and quotes from the play, prove whether or not Shakespeare believed in love at first sight or if he is patronizing the concept.
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