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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 that the critics were more interested in their own political in-fighting and were never going to welcome him.
(c) When he realized the audiences did not appreciate his work, he decided to write music for himself.
(d) He missed playing the violin, so he found work as a violin maker and salesman.

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

3. What is Figaro's comment regarding women being locked up?
(a) The cleverness of women decreases.
(b) The desperation of women decreases.
(c) The desperation of women increases.
(d) The cleverness of women increases.

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

5. On what does the Count romantically comment?
(a) Rosine's sweet voice.
(b) Rosine's beautiful dress.
(c) Rosine's attractiveness.
(d) Rosine's dark eyes.

6. As Figaro finishes singing his new composition, what does he realize about the "priest?"
(a) He looks familiar.
(b) He looks odd.
(c) He looks unhappy.
(d) He looks worried.

7. How does Bartholo enter?
(a) He walks in.
(b) He crawls in.
(c) He storms in.
(d) He creeps in.

8. What does Bartholo threaten to have done to the Count?
(a) Have him exiled.
(b) Have him thrown out.
(c) Have him killed.
(d) Have him put in jail.

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

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

11. What does Bartholo do after some more unhelpful questions and answers?
(a) He dismisses the servants and grumbles about how worthless Figaro is.
(b) He begins to cry.
(c) He yells at his servants and fires them.
(d) He leaves the servants, shocked.

12. What does the Count say about Bartholo's skills as a doctor?
(a) How many patients he has.
(b) He wonderful he is.
(c) How bad he is.
(d) How sick his patients become.

13. What is Figaro's job situation?
(a) He was apprenticed to a horse doctor, but when his superior found out that he was also writing poetry, love letters and contributing to the local newspaper, he was fired.
(b) He is a travelling minstrel, playing music for anyone who will listen.
(c) He is a poet and an editor for a publishing company.
(d) He works as a violin maker and travels Spain selling his wares.

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

15. What does the Count insist that Bartholo show him?
(a) To his room.
(b) His love.
(c) His letter of exemption.
(d) To the kitchen.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Rosine alone at last and free to do as she pleases?

2. About what is the Count's song?

3. Why is the Count unable to hand Rosine the real love letter?

4. What place does Figaro describe to the Count?

5. What would Rosine prefer the man to do?

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