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. From where does Orlando's traveling money come?

2. What will Duke Frederick hold possession of until Oliver finds his brother?

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

4. What invigorates Celia and Rosalind out in the country?

5. Whom is Duke Senior with at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Touchstone dislike the forest?

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

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

5. Why does Duke Frederick banish Rosalind from the city so suddenly?

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

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

8. Why does Rosalind, disguised as Ganymede, intervene on Silvius and Phebe's conversation?

9. What do Jaques and Orlando argue about in Act 3, Scene 2?

10. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What is the meaning behind the title "As You Like It"? Does is specifically link to any themes, symbolism or characters within the play? Does it have a loose meaning? Does it not have any meaning at all? Support your answer with specific examples and quotes from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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