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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is a commedia and today's example similar?
(a) Both have dramatic events.
(b) Both have music.
(c) Both have central characters that generally behave the same way no matter the specifics of the story in which they are involved.
(d) Both have tragic endings.

2. What happens when Figaro makes an attempt at writing for the theatre?
(a) The audiences did not enjoy his work.
(b) Even though audiences enjoyed his writing, the critics condemned him.
(c) He greated several great works, but could not find someone to publish them.
(d) He ended up with writer's block and could not write a single line.

3. 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) His friend from his previous employment.
(c) Bartholo.
(d) A very wealthy Count.

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

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

6. How does Count Almaviva feel about his situation?
(a) Confident.
(b) Angry.
(c) Confused.
(d) Nervous.

7. What does Rosine do in her free time?
(a) She plays the harp.
(b) She applies more makeup.
(c) She writes a love letter to "Lindor."
(d) She sings a love song.

8. What would Rosine prefer the man to do?
(a) She would prefer it that he leave the property.
(b) She would prefer that he go back to Madrid.
(c) She would prefer that the man would excitedly tell her how he feels.
(d) She would prefer it if he would be calm when he tells her he loves her.

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

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

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

12. What would Bazile's suggestion do to the Count?
(a) Send him to another country.
(b) Destroy his looks and Rosine's love for him.
(c) Destroy the Count more thoroughly than a beating.
(d) Keep him from Rosine.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has taught Figaro to be so positive.?

2. Where does this scene take place?

3. Why does the Count ask what Figaro is doing in Seville?

4. What does Rosine say about the man that Figaro was with?

5. How is the Count disguised?

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