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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Orlando attaching to trees in the Forest of Arden at the beginning of Act 3, Scene2?
2. To whom does Jaques want to parade with the dead animal?
3. What must Silvius do, according to Ganymede, in order for Phebe to marry him?
4. Why is Audrey upset at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
5. What does Celia tell Rosalind to convince her that Orlando is not a traitor?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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.
This section contains 375 words
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