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 does Touchstone say about the country life in his discussion with Corin?

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

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

4. About whom are Rosalind and Celia talking at the beginning of Act 4, Scene 3, when Silvius arrives?

5. What must Silvius do, according to Ganymede, in order for Phebe to marry him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character is least sympathetic? Between the feuds and personal vendettas characters have throughout the play, who ultimately learns nothing by the play's end? Do all learn a lesson and change their ways? Choose one character that you feel fails the task of learning a lesson, or choose the characters you believe become sympathetic and true-of-heart characters. Remember to use specific examples and quotes from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Touchstone plays a fool within the constructs of court. Once he leaves for the Forest of Arden, he feels like an even bigger fool and in a negative way, as opposed to his designated role as a fool at court. Using scenes and quotes within the play, show the difference between the role of fool Touchstone plays at court and the role of fool he plays in the forest. What are the differences between the two in the reader's eye? In Shakespeare's eye? In Touchstone's eye? Which fool role does Touchstone ultimately fulfill?

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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