The Barber of Seville Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Figaro leave Madrid and cheerfully wander through Spain?
(a) He realized the theatre life was not for him, so he went back to writing poetry.
(b) When he realized that the critics were more interested in their own political in-fighting and were never going to welcome him.
(c) When he realized the audiences did not appreciate his work, he decided to write music for himself.
(d) He missed playing the violin, so he found work as a violin maker and salesman.

2. What has the Count recently found out about Rosine?
(a) Her name, that she is a widow, and is in mourning.
(b) Her name, that she is an orphan, and married to Bartholo.
(c) Her name, that she is an orphan, and is unmarried.
(d) Her name, that she is a widow, and is married to Bartholo.

3. Bartholo assumes the song is a "new sort of silliness," and talks grumpily about what?
(a) How there is so much nonsense around- especially the "new fangled Drama."
(b) How he despises musicians and wishes she did not take lessons.
(c) How he envies her talents and hopes she will teach him to sing.
(d) How she is a horrible singer, and he does not want to hear it.

4. Why does the Count recognize Figaro?
(a) Figaro was once in the Count's service.
(b) They went to school together.
(c) Figaro lived next door to him.
(d) Figaro was once his tutor.

5. What does the count do as Figaro continues his story?
(a) Reads a book.
(b) Writes a poem for Rosine.
(c) Takes a nap.
(d) Keeps an eye on Rosine's window.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can Figaro easily gain access to Bartholo's house?

2. What do the Count and Figaro discover about the song?

3. To what does Rosine's letter refer?

4. What does the Count tell Figaro to call him?

5. How does Count Almaviva feel about his situation?

(see the answer key)

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