As You Like It Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 tries to cheer up the ailing person in Act 2, Scene 6?

2. What does Amiens say about Duke Senior's attitude?

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

4. How does Rosalind act, to Celia's surprise, toward what she confides in Celia?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jaques liken the injured deer to life at court?

2. What does Orlando do for Adam while he rests?

3. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?

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

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

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

7. What is the story about the seven seasons of man's life that Jaques tells the men at the end of Act 2, Scene 7?

8. How does Celia calm down Rosalind, who is upset that Orlando is late for their lesson on love?

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

10. What does Touchstone talk about with William at the end of Act 5, Scene 1?

Essay 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

Jaques is found crying over an injured deer in the forest and uses the deer and its herd as a metaphor for city life at court. Explain life at court through use of Jaques' metaphor. Explain what the deer, the injury and the herd represent. Decide to support or argue against this metaphor.

Essay Topic 3

Everyone seems to enjoy life in the forest and feels liberated once entering the country, except for Touchstone and Jaques. Using these two characters and their arguments, explain their side of the argument and why they do not feel comfortable in the forest and what helps them change their attitudes toward the end. What side of Shakespeare's contemporary society do you believe they represent? Remember to use quotes and examples from the play to support your answer.

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