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. Whom does Touchstone ask to sing a song in Act 5, Scene 3?

2. For what does Ganymede berate Jaques when they encounter each other in the forest?

3. Who arrives at the end of Act 5, Scene 1, to summon the men to Ganymede and Aliena's cottage?

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

5. With whom is Jaques at the beginning of Act IV, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Orlando first happens upon Duke Senior and his men in the forest, he draw his sword. Duke Senior gives Orlando a lesson in politeness, which surprises Orlando. Construct a clear thesis for the meaning behind this scene and what purpose it serves within "As You Like It." What lesson is Shakespeare attempting to teach the reader? Does it deal with politeness? War? Support your answer with specific scenes and quotes from the play.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the play, land is considered of high value. How is land used as a source of barter and currency in "As You Like It"? How does owning property empower a character? How does not owning property, or having property taken away, degrade a character? Use specific examples and quotes from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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