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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the subject matter of the song that Touchstone requests in Act 5, Scene 3?
2. What does Rosalind do at first when Orlando shows up for his lesson?
3. Whom does Rosalind liken Orlando's hair to while badmouthing him to Celia?
4. Why is Audrey upset at the beginning of Act 5, Scene 1?
5. Why does Rosalind become angry with Orlando at the beginning of Act 3, Scene 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Was Shakespeare attempting to empower his contemporary woman with the characters of Rosalind and Ganymede, or was he trying to expose female stereotypes? Use these two characters as the support for your response to this question. What scenes within the play show that the women are supporting your stance for this argument? Use your knowledge of Shakespearean time to deduce how Shakespeare wanted this question answered and, hence, wanted the women interpreted.
Essay Topic 2
What is the meaning behind the title "As You Like It"? Does is specifically link to any themes, symbolism or characters within the play? Does it have a loose meaning? Does it not have any meaning at all? Support your answer with specific examples and quotes from the text.
Essay Topic 3
Many of the characters in the play are linked either through blood or family relationships. Using the characters in the play and their lineage and connections to one another, write an explication of the relations within the play. Who is the daughter/son of whom? Who are enemies? Who are siblings? Who are related? Who loves whom? Who hates whom? Your essay must be flawless in terms of how you relate each character to one another.
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