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. With which god do Rosalind and Celia reappear after Rosalind discards her disguise?

2. Who calls Orlando a fool for marring the trees in the forest with his verses?

3. What does Rosalind persuade Celia to pretend to be?

4. Who does Corin say is trying to pursue a woman when he arrives on the scene?

5. What does Celia tell Rosalind to convince her that Orlando is not a traitor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many role changes within "As You Like It," and some involve the social ladder. What role change within the play shows the reader an interchange of social status? Who are the characters and how is the change shown? Why does Shakespeare include this role change? Use specific examples and quotes from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Within "As You Like It" there are two kinds of love: true love and lust love. Between the four couples that wed at the end of the play, decide which fall in the category of true love and which fall within the category of lust love. Try defining either within the context Shakespeare sets up. How do each of these couples fall within their respective category? What else within the text supports the couples' designated category? Use specific examples and quotes from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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