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. 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) When he realized that the critics were more interested in their own political in-fighting and were never going to welcome him.
(c) He realized the theatre life was not for him, so he went back to writing poetry.
(d) When he realized the audiences did not appreciate his work, he decided to write music for himself.

2. What does Rosine say as she stands at her window?
(a) She detests Bartholo.
(b) She enjoys the night air.
(c) The stars are beautiful.
(d) Romeo! Romeo! Where for art thou, Romeo?

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

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

5. What is Figaro carrying with him, when he arrives?
(a) A hat and a cane.
(b) A paint palet and brushes.
(c) A guitar hung over his shoulder and a pencil and paper in his hand.
(d) A violin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rosine tell Bartholo is on the paper she is holding?

2. What is Figaro about to do, when the Count asks how to find him?

3. What place does Figaro describe to the Count?

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

5. Where does this story take place?

(see the answer key)

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