As You Like It Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jaques doing at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 2?

2. What does Rosalind tell Orlando that she is that will help her bring Rosalind to Orlando?

3. To where does Oliver say he brought Orlando after the encounter with the lion?

4. Who converts Duke Frederick in the forest while he's on the way to kill his brother?

5. What does Touchstone ask Audrey about at the beginning of Act 5, Scene1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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