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. What does Duke Frederick order Rosalind to do when he finds the girls in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. Who wants to speak to Jaques at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

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

4. What does Charles come to court to warn Oliver about?

5. Who tells Corin that if he cannot remember the one time he fell in love, then he has never really been in love?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Touchstone call the singers in Act 5, Scene 3, foolish?

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

8. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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