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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Count do when Bartholo demands again to see the letter?
(a) The Count gives him the letter.
(b) The Count gives him a second letter.
(c) The Count tears up the letter.
(d) The Count says he cannot show him the letter.

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

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

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

5. Why does Figaro leave Madrid and cheerfully wander through Spain?
(a) He realized the theatre life was not for him, so he went back to writing poetry.
(b) When he realized the audiences did not appreciate his work, he decided to write music for himself.
(c) He missed playing the violin, so he found work as a violin maker and salesman.
(d) When he realized that the critics were more interested in their own political in-fighting and were never going to welcome him.

6. 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 afraid he will be recognized by either the woman's over-protective guardian or one of his friends from the royal court.
(d) He is a runaway fugitive and does not want anyone to discover him.

7. What does the Count comically struggle to do?
(a) Stand up straight.
(b) Talk to Rosine.
(c) Walk.
(d) Pronounce Bartholo's name correctly.

8. Where does this story take place?
(a) Paris, France.
(b) Madrid, Spain.
(c) Seville, Spain.
(d) London, England.

9. What does the Count do, regarding Rosine's song?
(a) He listens to her sing it.
(b) He tears it up.
(c) He sings it to her.
(d) He darts out from his hiding place and grabs it.

10. 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 attractive?
(c) Why does she find him so unattractive?
(d) Why he is always accusing her?

11. Why does Bartholo send Rosine out?
(a) It is dangerous for a woman to be alone with a drunken man.
(b) He is tired of seeing her.
(c) He does not want her to fall in love with the soldier.
(d) He no longer enjoys her company.

12. For whom does Count Almaviva wait?
(a) Bartholo.
(b) Rosaline.
(c) Figaro.
(d) Rosine.

13. Of what does Figaro remind the Count?
(a) The letter asked him to hear her sing.
(b) The letter asked him to sing.
(c) The letter asked him to play her a song.
(d) The letter asked him to write her a sonnet.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On what does Rosine hope Bartholo chokes?

2. What does the count do as Figaro continues his story?

3. From what is Bartholo exempt?

4. 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?

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?

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