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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 Topic 1
Song and dance is very prominent in Shakespeare's plays. "As You Like It" has several scenes in which the players sing songs and create scenes of musical merriment. Pick one of the scenes from the play in which song is used to get a point across. What is the point of using song? How does it further the progression of the play? Remember to think about Shakespeare's contemporary audience, for whom these plays were performed. Remember to use specific quotes and examples from the play 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
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.
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