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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what does the Count long?
(a) To see his mother and sisters again.
(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 be loved for who he is, rather than for his position or his money.

2. What does the letter tell Bartholo to do?
(a) Call the police.
(b) Kick "Lindor" out.
(c) Send "Lindor" back to the military barracks.
(d) Give "Lindor" a bed for a night.

3. What interrupts Bartholo's complaining?
(a) The entrance of Figaro, to say hello.
(b) The entrance of Bazile, Rosine's music teacher.
(c) The entrance of the Count, to save Rosine.
(d) The entrance of Rosine.

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

5. What does Rosine do with the song?
(a) She gives it to Bartholo.
(b) She tears it up.
(c) She drops it out the window.
(d) She throws it in the fire.

6. Where is the Count playing the guitar and singing?
(a) The Count strolls under Rosine's window.
(b) In Rosine's room.
(c) In the park.
(d) Up in a tree by Rosine's window.

7. What does Bartholo see the Count putting back in his pocket?
(a) The letter.
(b) His wallet.
(c) His guitar pic.
(d) A song.

8. Why does the Count ask what Figaro is doing in Seville?
(a) He heard Figaro had moved to Paris.
(b) He thought Figaro had died.
(c) Since the Count found Figaro a job as a writer.
(d) Since the Count got Figaro a job in the government.

9. Who does Figaro say he was talking to on the street?
(a) A poor relative who might have done well if he had not had to leave Madrid so quickly.
(b) Bartholo.
(c) A very wealthy Count.
(d) His friend from his previous employment.

10. 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.

11. What does Bartholo threaten to have done to the Count?
(a) Have him put in jail.
(b) Have him killed.
(c) Have him thrown out.
(d) Have him exiled.

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

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

14. 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 young and handsome.
(b) How this greedy, old character would behave and how the other characters would react to him.
(c) They would expect him to be evil.
(d) How this dumb servant hads humor to the play.

15. What does the Count insist that Bartholo show him?
(a) His letter of exemption.
(b) To his room.
(c) His love.
(d) To the kitchen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bartholo do after some more unhelpful questions and answers?

2. How does Figaro learn that Bazile tells Bartholo that the Count is in town, has taken rooms at a fancy hotel and is going out every evening in disguise?

3. What kept the audience's interest?

4. What is Figaro carrying with him, when he arrives?

5. What does Figaro promise to do?

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