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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bartholo challenge the Count to do?
(a) A hotdog eathing contest.
(b) Say what he came for.
(c) A wrestling match.
(d) A duel.

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

3. Who does the Count "drunkenly" say is the only person in the house with whom he wants anything to do?
(a) Bazile.
(b) Rosine.
(c) Bartholo.
(d) The maids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Figaro promise to do?
(a) Throw Bazile out the window.
(b) Save Rosine.
(c) Beat up Bartholo.
(d) Unlock the door.

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

12. 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?
(a) He is listening at the door.
(b) He is peeping out of a nearby cupboard and overhearing.
(c) He is hanging outside the window.
(d) He is hiding under the bed.

13. How does Figaro surprise Rosine?
(a) He calls her name.
(b) He sings to her.
(c) He suddenly comes in.
(d) He climbs in her window.

14. 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) Love will make it sound sweet no matter what.
(c) Anything is better than nothing.
(d) The Count has a beautiful voice, so any song will do.

15. What encourages Figaro to put their plan into action?
(a) The Count hints that Figaro will rewarded, if he helps the Count marry Rosine.
(b) The Count writes a song for Figaro.
(c) The Count praises Figaro's abilities as a barber, musician, and writer.
(d) The Count had once helped Figaro when he needed it.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what will Figaro use his knowledge of drugs?

2. What does the letter tell Bartholo to do?

3. What does Figaro offer the Count?

4. Who does Figaro say he was talking to on the street?

5. What does Figaro suggest is impossible?

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