The Barber of Seville Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What would Bazile's suggestion do to the Count?
(a) Destroy his looks and Rosine's love for him.
(b) Send him to another country.
(c) Keep him from Rosine.
(d) Destroy the Count more thoroughly than a beating.

2. To what can commedia be compared today?
(a) Documentaries.
(b) The symphony.
(c) Television sitcoms.
(d) Dramas.

3. How is Rosine alone at last and free to do as she pleases?
(a) Bartholo is running errands.
(b) The Count and Figaro have saved her.
(c) She has locked her door.
(d) The servants are all either unwell or busy.

4. At a performance of this play when it was first written, what expectations would the audience have had?
(a) How this greedy, old character would behave and how the other characters would react to him.
(b) They would expect him to be young and handsome.
(c) How this dumb servant hads humor to the play.
(d) They would expect him to be evil.

5. How do Bartholo's servants respond when he asks them why they did not tell him that Figaro had been in to see Rosine?
(a) They do not trust Bartholo.
(b) Figaro had told them to keep it a secret.
(c) They had forgotten Figaro had been there.
(d) They did not think he meant that Figaro was not allowed in.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rosine do when she hears Bartholo coming?

2. How does Bartholo enter?

3. How is a commedia and today's example similar?

4. Why is Count Almaviva disguised as a priest in a cloak and turned down hat?

5. On what does Rosine hope Bartholo chokes?

(see the answer key)

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