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. Who enters and has to have words with Touchstone in Act 5, Scene 1, after he speaks with Audrey?

2. What does Phebe tell Silvius that she wants to see?

3. What happens after Silvius declares his love for Phebe at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 5?

4. For what event is Rosalind waiting for Orlando to meet her at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 4?

5. What do Touchstone's mocking verses compare Rosalind to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While disguised as Ganymede, Rosalind grills Orlando on how relationships change between a man and a woman after nuptials. Other instances within the play make comments about the nature of marriage between men and women. Pick a scene from "As You Like It" that discusses the nature of marriage and how it changes a man and woman. How is the dynamic shown/explained? Why does Shakespeare include this question in the play? Use specific examples and quotes from the play 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

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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