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 does Orlando intend to go once he leaves the estate?

2. What does Dennis tell Oliver that Duke Frederick has done to Duke Senior?

3. How does the member of the group who misses the court feel out in the country?

4. What does Rosalind point out to Celia to make her understand why she feels the way she does about Orlando?

5. How does Phebe feel about the feelings of love professed to her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Duke Frederick's initial good-natured feelings toward Orlando change to feelings of hate?

2. What is one reason Rosalind gives for why she has an attraction to Orlando?

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

4. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?

5. Why does Duke Frederick call Oliver a villain?

6. Why does Oliver, the eldest son of the deceased Sir Rowland, pay for Jaques' education but will not give Orlando his inheritance?

7. Why does Duke Frederick summon Oliver after learning of Rosalind and Celia's disappearance?

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

9. What do Duke Frederick's men report about Celia and Rosalind after their disappearance?

10. Why does Corin suggest that he and the girls should go watch Silvius and Phebe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character is least sympathetic? Between the feuds and personal vendettas characters have throughout the play, who ultimately learns nothing by the play's end? Do all learn a lesson and change their ways? Choose one character that you feel fails the task of learning a lesson, or choose the characters you believe become sympathetic and true-of-heart characters. Remember to use specific examples and quotes from the play 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

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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