The Barber of Seville Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2, Part 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what does the Count long?
(a) To be loved for who he is, rather than for his position or his money.
(b) To show off his wealth and find a trophy wife.
(c) To be wealthy and living in a beautiful home in the countryside.
(d) To see his mother and sisters again.

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

3. 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) Figaro had told them to keep it a secret.
(b) They had forgotten Figaro had been there.
(c) They do not trust Bartholo.
(d) They did not think he meant that Figaro was not allowed in.

4. Why can Figaro easily gain access to Bartholo's house?
(a) He is Bartholo's servant.
(b) He is Bartholo's cousin.
(c) He is Bartholo's brother.
(d) He is Bartholo's barber.

5. As Figaro finishes singing his new composition, what does he realize about the "priest?"
(a) He looks familiar.
(b) He looks worried.
(c) He looks unhappy.
(d) He looks odd.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Figaro's comment regarding women being locked up?

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

4. What happens when Bartholo leaves the room?

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

(see the answer key)

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