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 is in the forest at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 6?

2. What does Amiens do so that Jaques will not feel depressed?

3. Who else do the men claim is missing in the morning?

4. What does Duke Senior invite Orlando and Adam to do at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?

5. What does Oliver do when Orlando demands that Oliver give him the money that was left by their father?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Rosalind and Celia decide to wear disguises to the Forest of Arden?

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

3. Why is Celia upset with Rosalind at the end of Act 4, Scene I?

4. What is the song about that the men sing on their way to Duke Senior in Act 4, Scene 2?

5. Why does Oliver have a change of heart toward his brother, Orlando, in Act 4, Scene 3?

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

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

8. Why does Jaques not want to speak with Duke Senior in Act 2, Scene 5?

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

10. What does Amiens say about Duke Senior's attitude in the country?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the play, land is considered of high value. How is land used as a source of barter and currency in "As You Like It"? How does owning property empower a character? How does not owning property, or having property taken away, degrade a character? Use specific examples and quotes from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Many different contrasts are shown between country life and city life throughout "As You Like It." What is ultimately proven to be the better of the two? Is there a clear answer to the argument drawn at all? Support your response with specific examples and quotes from the play about country life and city life.

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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