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 is Orlando attaching to trees in the Forest of Arden at the beginning of Act 3, Scene2?

2. What is the subject matter of the song that Touchstone requests in Act 5, Scene 3?

3. What does Touchstone decide after his conversation with Jaques at the end of Act 3, Scene 3?

4. What does Touchstone ask Audrey about at the beginning of Act 5, Scene1?

5. Whom does Rosalind say she does not want to talk about to Celia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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