The Barber of Seville Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Figaro reassure the Count?
(a) Everything is going to be all right.
(b) Bartholo does not love Rosine.
(c) Rosine does not know who he is.
(d) Bartholo will let the Count marry Rosine.

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

3. What does Rosine say as she stands at her window?
(a) She detests Bartholo.
(b) The stars are beautiful.
(c) She enjoys the night air.
(d) Romeo! Romeo! Where for art thou, Romeo?

4. How does Figaro tease Rosine?
(a) By calling her names.
(b) By telling her he has the perfect husband for her but not telling her who it is.
(c) By not revealing the truth right away about in whom the man is interested.
(d) By tickling her.

5. Why does Figaro lend the Count his guitar, telling him to sing anything that comes into his mind?
(a) Whatever he plays and sings will distract Bartholo.
(b) Anything is better than nothing.
(c) Love will make it sound sweet no matter what.
(d) The Count has a beautiful voice, so any song will do.

6. Rosine loses her temper, accusing Bartholo of what?
(a) Keeping her in a dungeon.
(b) Being unkind to her.
(c) Leaving her all alone.
(d) Keeping her love from her.

7. Where does this scene take place?
(a) In Figaro's shop.
(b) In Rosine's room in Bartholo's house.
(c) In Bartholo's room.
(d) In the Count's home.

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

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

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

11. How does the Count meet Rosine?
(a) By chance at the store.
(b) By chance on a street in Madrid.
(c) At his home.
(d) At a party help in Madrid.

12. What job does Figaro have, as we wanders through Spain?
(a) He writes music and poetry.
(b) He acts as barber for anyone who needs him.
(c) He makes violins.
(d) He works as a clerk and a writer.

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 kept the audience's interest?
(a) Wondering about the details of both the greedy old man's character and the reactions of the others.
(b) Wondering about the details of this young, handsome lover.
(c) Wondering if the actor would be very good.
(d) Wondering what the character would look like.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What does the Count insist that Bartholo show him?

4. How is the Count disguised?

5. What does the Count tell Figaro to call him?

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