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. As Orlando prepares to leave the estate, what resources does he have?

2. What is Duke Frederick's plan to find the group and use Oliver to do it an example of?

3. What does Orlando's visitor say Orlando's enemy intends to do to him?

4. Whose estate is Orlando in at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Le Beau tell Orlando to leave immediately after the wrestling match?

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

3. Why does Touchstone dislike the forest?

4. What leads Duke Frederick to believe that the girls are with Orlando?

5. Why does Adam offer his company to Orlando and to leave court life for the forest?

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

7. What news does Oliver and Orlando's youngest brother give them about Duke Frederick?

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

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

10. Why does Duke Frederick call Oliver a villain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jaques discusses the seven stages of a man's life with Duke Senior's men in the forest. Explain Jaques' dissertation on the seven stages and how they directly apply to Shakespeare's contemporary time. Could this possibly be Shakespeare's own doctrine that he is inserting into the play? Use specific examples and quotes from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Rosalind and Celia don disguises when they enter the Forest of Arden. Using these two characters, present a clear thesis for what these disguises represent within the play. Think about the context in which the play was written (i.e., Shakespeare's time). Do these disguises prove positive or negative for the characters who wear them? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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