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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

Rosalind proposes questions to the audience at the play's end and invites them to clap in response to those questions. Her final comment involves kissing the men in the audience, but only if she were a woman. Deconstruct the Epilogue and write a clear thesis for what you believe its purpose within the play is. Does the Epilogue suggest that the audience continue thinking about gender roles? Is it a comical end to the play? Is Rosalind simply gathering applause from the audience? Support your answer with specific examples and quotes from "As You Like It."

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Touchstone plays a fool within the constructs of court. Once he leaves for the Forest of Arden, he feels like an even bigger fool and in a negative way, as opposed to his designated role as a fool at court. Using scenes and quotes within the play, show the difference between the role of fool Touchstone plays at court and the role of fool he plays in the forest. What are the differences between the two in the reader's eye? In Shakespeare's eye? In Touchstone's eye? Which fool role does Touchstone ultimately fulfill?

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