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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 as Figaro continues his story?
(a) Writes a poem for Rosine.
(b) Keeps an eye on Rosine's window.
(c) Reads a book.
(d) Takes a nap.

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

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

4. Figaro sees her point, and suggests that Rosine do what?
(a) Send "Lindor" a note saying he is sorry for being so rude to Bartholo.
(b) Send "Lindor" a note to be more kind to Bartholo.
(c) Send "Lindor" a note saying he needs to be calm and rational.
(d) Send "Lindor" a note saying he needs to be more thoughtful next time he visits outside her window.

5. 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 nervous and excited.
(d) To be both angry and agitated.

6. 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.

7. What does Bazile tell Bartholo to start?
(a) A nasty, slanderous rumor about the Count.
(b) Beating up the Count.
(c) Notifying the national authorities.
(d) Calling the police.

8. Why is the Count unable to hand Rosine the real love letter?
(a) Bartholo has already stolen it.
(b) Bartholo comes back too soon.
(c) He has lost it.
(d) He never wrote one.

9. On what does Rosine hope Bartholo chokes?
(a) His own tongue.
(b) A chicken bone.
(c) His own bad temper.
(d) His dinner.

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

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

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

13. What does the Count instantly resolve to do?
(a) Court her and marry her.
(b) Leave and go home.
(c) Beg her to divorce her husband.
(d) Get her psychological help.

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

15. Why does Figaro say he feels "Lindor's" passion?
(a) "Lindor's" passion is so intense.
(b) "Lindor" is not passionate enough.
(c) Figaro is in love with Rosine.
(d) Figaro is more passionate than "Lindor."

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can Figaro easily gain access to Bartholo's house?

2. What kept the audience's interest?

3. How does the Count meet Rosine?

4. What does Bartholo see the Count putting back in his pocket?

5. What does Bartholo suggest is the best way to deal with the Count?

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