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

2. On what does Figaro comment?
(a) Bartholo's love for Rosine.
(b) Bartholo's severe behavior.
(c) Bartholo's command over Rosine.
(d) Bartholo's desire for information regarding "The Futile Precaution," suggesting that Bartholo's attempts to keep Rosine for himself are themselves futile precautions.

3. What do the Count and Figaro discover about the song?
(a) It is beautiful.
(b) It is a note to Bartholo.
(c) It is actually a letter.
(d) It is actually a poem.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Figaro tell the Count to pose as a drunken member of a military detachment in town and introduce himself to Bartholo?

2. For what does the Count long?

3. While Figaro is composing a song, through what does he go?

4. What does the Count instantly resolve to do?

5. For whom does Count Almaviva wait?

(see the answer key)

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