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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Rosine hand to Figaro?
(a) His guitar.
(b) A violin.
(c) The note she has just written.
(d) A new song she has written.

5. What is Figaro carrying with him, when he arrives?
(a) A paint palet and brushes.
(b) A violin.
(c) A guitar hung over his shoulder and a pencil and paper in his hand.
(d) A hat and a cane.

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

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

8. What does Bartholo say best friends will do?
(a) Be there forever.
(b) Love you.
(c) Take care of you.
(d) Take advantage.

9. What does the Count do while telling Bartholo to do his duty to the military and put him up for the night?
(a) He stumbles around.
(b) He sings.
(c) He shows Rosine the letter.
(d) He looks for Figaro.

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

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

12. About what does Bartholo complain?
(a) There was no one to take care of his precious Rosine.
(b) There is no-one downstairs to keep strangers from coming up or playing tricks.
(c) There was no one to make his dinner.
(d) There was no one to take his coat when he entered.

13. What does the Count vow to do?
(a) Save Rosine.
(b) Give Rosine her freedom.
(c) Marry Rosine.
(d) Find Rosine a good husband.

14. What do the Count and Figaro discover about the song?
(a) It is a note to Bartholo.
(b) It is actually a letter.
(c) It is actually a poem.
(d) It is beautiful.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rosine tell Bartholo is on the paper she is holding?

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

3. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?

4. About what is the Count's song?

5. What does the Count say about Bartholo's skills as a doctor?

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