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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of animal does Jaques kill in the forest?
2. What happens between Ganymede and Phebe after Rosalind intervenes between Phebe and Silvius?
3. Whom does Rosalind say she does not want to talk about to Celia?
4. To whom does Jaques want to parade with the dead animal?
5. Why is Audrey upset at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Rosalind and Celia choose the names "Ganymede" and "Celia" as their aliases when in disguise. What is the meaning behind these names? Why do they choose these specific names? What is the significance of these names in "As You Like It"? Use quotes and information from the text to support your answer.
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
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."
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