The Barber of Seville Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Part 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Bartholo assumes the song is a "new sort of silliness," and talks grumpily about what?
(a) How she is a horrible singer, and he does not want to hear it.
(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 there is so much nonsense around- especially the "new fangled Drama."

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

3. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?
(a) Whatever he plays and sings will distract Bartholo.
(b) Anything is better than nothing.
(c) The Count has a beautiful voice, so any song will do.
(d) Love will make it sound sweet no matter what.

4. On what commedia type is Bazile based?
(a) The fighter.
(b) The self-absorbed, money-grasping old man.
(c) The stupid servant.
(d) The lover.

5. What kept the audience's interest?
(a) Wondering if the actor would be very good.
(b) Wondering about the details of both the greedy old man's character and the reactions of the others.
(c) Wondering about the details of this young, handsome lover.
(d) Wondering what the character would look like.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Count resolved to do?

2. Why does the Count recognize Figaro?

3. What does Rosine do with the song?

4. To what does Rosine's letter refer?

5. What encourages Figaro to put their plan into action?

(see the answer key)

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