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 do Rosalind, Celia and Touchstone arrive at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 4?

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

3. Who does Orlando's visitor tell Orlando is his enemy?

4. Where do Orlando and his traveling companion go the end of Act 2, Scene 3?

5. What does Charles ask Oliver to do about Orlando?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Orlando reluctant to leave the court?

4. What is the preamble to Rosalind unveiling her true female identity in Act 5, Scene 4?

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

6. How does Orlando get himself out of the court?

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

8. How does Phebe get Silvius to deliver her love letter to Ganymede at the end of Act 3, Scene 5?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Many different contrasts are shown between country life and city life throughout "As You Like It." What is ultimately proven to be the better of the two? Is there a clear answer to the argument drawn at all? Support your response with specific examples and quotes from the play about country life and city life.

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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