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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Rosine angrily ask, regarding her feelings about Bartholo?
(a) Why he is so unkind to her?
(b) Why does she find him so unattractive?
(c) Why he is always accusing her?
(d) Why does she find him so attractive?

2. To what does Rosine's letter refer?
(a) The Count's devotion.
(b) Bartholo's obsessive behavior.
(c) The Count's obsessive behavior.
(d) Bartholo's devotion.

3. What does Rosine suggest might lead to careless behavior?
(a) Being excited.
(b) Being thoughtless.
(c) Being unkind.
(d) Being rude.

4. What has taught Figaro to be so positive.?
(a) He forced himself to laugh out of being afraid that he would cry.
(b) His mother was always a positive woman.
(c) Prayer.
(d) His life experiences.

5. From what is Bartholo exempt?
(a) Supporting the military.
(b) Speaking kindly to the military men.
(c) Feeding the military.
(d) Joining the military.

6. What has the Count recently found out about Rosine?
(a) Her name, that she is a widow, and is in mourning.
(b) Her name, that she is a widow, and is married to Bartholo.
(c) Her name, that she is an orphan, and married to Bartholo.
(d) Her name, that she is an orphan, and is unmarried.

7. What does Figaro suggest is impossible?
(a) To be both in love and calm.
(b) To be both happy and sad.
(c) To be both angry and agitated.
(d) To be both nervous and excited.

8. What story has Bartholo spread around to keep potential lovers away?
(a) That she is a widow.
(b) That she is very young.
(c) That she is mentally unstable.
(d) That he and Rosine are married.

9. On what does Figaro comment?
(a) Bartholo's severe behavior.
(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 love for Rosine.
(d) Bartholo's command over Rosine.

10. What does Bartholo say about putting trust in anyone?
(a) It takes courage.
(b) It is dangerous.
(c) It is a beautiful thing.
(d) It is a good idea.

11. What is Figaro about to do, when the Count asks how to find him?
(a) Run off.
(b) Climb a tree.
(c) Go to the house.
(d) Take a nap.

12. Why is Count Almaviva disguised as a priest in a cloak and turned down hat?
(a) He used to work for Bartholo and does not want to be recognized.
(b) He has always wanted to be a priest.
(c) He is a runaway fugitive and does not want anyone to discover him.
(d) He is afraid he will be recognized by either the woman's over-protective guardian or one of his friends from the royal court.

13. 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.

14. What encourages Figaro to put their plan into action?
(a) The Count writes a song for Figaro.
(b) The Count hints that Figaro will rewarded, if he helps the Count marry Rosine.
(c) The Count praises Figaro's abilities as a barber, musician, and writer.
(d) The Count had once helped Figaro when he needed it.

15. While Figaro is composing a song, through what does he go?
(a) Several violin strings.
(b) Several guitar pics.
(c) Several different sets of lyrics.
(d) Several different tunes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would Rosine prefer the man to do?

2. What does the Count knock out of Bartholo's hand?

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

4. What happens when Bartholo leaves the room?

5. What does Figaro tell the Count about Rosine's music teacher?

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